Elephant Adoption Kit

Your adoption supports our work to stop poaching and illegal wildlife trade by ensuring that important international trade prohibitions are enforced.

Photo: Kelsey Schwenk

Elephant Adoption Kit

As low as $25.00
Elephants are extremely intelligent animals adept at problem-solving and using tools. They also have memories spanning many years and are capable of a high degree of empathy and self-awareness. Climate change and development are threatening elephant habitat and poaching and illegal trade of ivory threatens the survival of the species.

Elephants were once hunted to near extinction by ivory poachers, and are still being illegally hunted. As their habitat shrinks and the value of their ivory rises rapidly, the threat of extinction is growing. Between 2010 and 2012, poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants for their ivory. That's roughly one elephant killed every 15 minutes! Elephants are also facing severe habitat loss, and many climate change projections indicate that key portions of elephant habitat will become significantly hotter and drier, resulting in poorer foraging conditions and threatening calf survival.

Your adoption supports our work to stop poaching and illegal wildlife trade by ensuring that important international trade prohibitions are enforced. It will also help us mobilize against any Congressional efforts to weaken restrictions on the import, export, or sale of ivory, and work to achieve a complete ban on its trade or sale.