Check Out The Elephant Conservation Project!

Check Out The Elephant Conservation Project!

Posted by Connor Whelan on 5th Jul 2016

Some people say that an elephant never forgets, but unfortunately it seems like modern society has largely forgotten about elephants. These magnificent creatures are still under serious threat from poachers, not to mention the natural threat of climate change. The mission of the Elephant Conservation Project is to eliminate poaching, educate communities, and foster an environment where humans and elephants can live in peaceful harmony.

The ivory trade alone is responsible for the deaths of thousands of elephants in recent decades. In fact, calculations say that once every 20 minutes an elephant is killed somewhere in the world for the ivory in its tusks. While this type of poaching is illegal, proper security for these animals, particularly those in national parks and animal sanctuaries, is incredibly important. As a volunteer with the Elephant Conservation Project, you will have the chance to interact with elephants in their natural habitats, learn more about the threats facing various species in Africa and Asia, and work on innovative ways to reduce human-elephant conflicts. As the number of elephants continues to decline, volunteers represent one of the most valuable lines of defense against these creatures disappearing forever.

If you’ve ever wanted to make more out of your exotic vacation, why not dedicate some of your time off to giving back and ensuring that these natural wonders are around for generations to come? From Sri Lanka’s Asian elephant crisis to the shrinking herds in Africa, the elephants of the world are in danger, but you can help. Learn a little more about the Elephant Conservation Project and start your adventure today!


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