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Fundraising for Elephant Family

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Elephant Family

We protect the endangered Asian Elephant to to prevent them from becoming extinct

Charity Registration No. 1091671

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The Iconic Asian elephant is becoming homeless.

The greatest wildlife story of our time is happening right now and Elephant Family is playing a vital part in it. As Asia’s jungles are chopped down, all animals living within them are being wiped out. Elephant Family is protecting the biggest and most intelligent of all – the Asian elephant – whose numbers have dropped by 90% in the last 100 years. 

Every day in India alone an elephant kills a human and a human kills an elephant in a battle for space and food. With less than 42,000 Asian elephants in the wild today, Elephant Family exists out of urgent necessity due to a serious lack of investment and attention going into this conservation and humanitarian issue. They fund projects across Asia to stop this conflict from happening and to protect nature’s greatest masterpiece – the Asian elephant.

Massive loss of habitat has caused elephant numbers to plummet by 90% in the last 100 years, earning them an unwanted place on the IUCN Red List.

Extracted from the forest, baby elephants are separated from their families, and subjected to a brutal practice, where they are tied up, confined, beaten and tortured to break their spirits.

Elephant Family is at the forefront of a campaign to combat illegal elephant smuggling, and is lobbying for a review of outdated existing laws, to protect baby elephants and prevent illegal trade. 

Elephant Family is a small dynamic NGO on a mission to save a forgotten species from extinction. They look out for both elephants and human families, funding pioneering solutions such as elephant corridors.

Elephant Family work through a network of first class conservation partners, empowering local experts rather than imposing Western ideas on operations.

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