World Elephant Day

Mother and calf.

Mother and calf.

Today is World Elephant Day (August 12). This is a day for all of us who care about the future of these amazing animals to make a difference and put an end to poaching, hunting and habitat loss.

The goal of International Elephant Day is to create awareness of the urgent plight of African and Asian elephants, and to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. African elephants are listed as "Vulnerable" and Asian elephants as "Endangered" on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. One conservationist has stated that both African and Asian elephants face extinction within twelve years. The current population estimates are about 400,000 for African elephants and 40,000 for Asian elephants.

Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation (Nsefu.org) has working night and day in the fight to save Africa’s precious elephants. Join us in our fight, donate today.