Did you know that today is the World Elephant Day?
If you are like us and you love those giants, help spread the world and protect them. Here is what you can do:
Do not buy ivory or other wildlife products. Be an elephant aware consumer.
Study elephants in their “keystone” role in the environment and interrelationships with plants and other animals because all of nature is interconnected.
Visit elephants in countries where they live in the wild – tourism benefits the economy, provides needed jobs, deters poachers and abuse, and gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty, intelligence, and emotional capacity of these magnificent giants.
If you wish to experience elephants in their natural environment, choose eco-tourism operators who support local elephant conservation projects and who treat elephants with respect and dignity.
Learn about and support organizations that are working to protect habitat for wild elephants and finding solutions for human-elephant conflict.
Be aware of elephant habitat. Do not buy coffee that is not fair-trade or shade-grown, nor products with palm-oil. These commercial crops are grown in plantations that have decimated elephant habitats. Only buy wood products that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which promotes responsible management of the world’s forests – the natural habitat for elephants and other wildlife.