The final results from Great Elephant Census show 352,271 African savanna elephants in 18 countries, down 30% in only seven years. The vast majority were killed to illegally supply ivory to markets in Asia. At this rate, this African icon could disappear from the wild within our lifetime. www.greatelephantcensus.com/
The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos ATX joins with Wild in Crisis Media to develop educational outreach APPs to save Species:
Join us to end The Ivory Poaching Crisis in Africa by taking action via the free mobile APP Wild in Crisis Call to Action Intervention Guide. The APP features in-depth interviews with leading wildlife conservationists, provides access to targeted news and media about the crisis and effective tools and how-to guides designed to help users take action to end the crisis. Previously on iTunes, the Wild in Crisis app will be available soon for all platforms to extend our reach to an international audience for expanded participation.
Featuring an interview with world renowned conservation icon of Save the Elephants (STE), Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, we learn what challenges he and his team face on the front line in the war against rampant poaching across Africa. Iain now travels the globe establishing critical coalitions to tackle the poaching crisis before elephant populations are further devastated. SAVE THE ELEPHANTS WEBSITE
The Resource Guide provides users with targeted online & broadcast news, effective how-to-guides for immediate results, contact info and funding links for top NGOs working in Africa and other valuable tools to help end ivory poaching, trafficking and demand. Interactive maps, slide shows, links to the web and other features ensure the user an engaging experience.
Following the work of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), we witness the impact of poaching first-hand and the countless victims left behind, young elephant calves only a few days or weeks old many times. Inspiring images and videos effectively showcase this beloved sanctuary's critical operations in Africa to rescue and rehabilitate elephant orphans. THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST WEBSITE