2016 Events Archive

What's Changed for Elephants 2016

Written by Anne Dillon, with Patricia Sims

It’s the fifth annual World Elephant Day. What’s happening in the elephant world, and has anything really changed for them?  In 2012, the World Elephant Day campaign was created as a rallying point for elephant conservation organizations and individuals worldwide...Read More »

GAJAM 2016

The UNSDG project of Junior Chamber International Adoor Town, Kerala, India titled Haritha Sanjeevani will be organising a colouring competition for the Lower Kindergarten Students of Pragathi School, Pramadom.

Also, a seminar on Elephants of Kerala, the preview of a documentary titled GODS IN SHACKLES by Sangeetha Iyer, a fun filled...Read More »

Do what you love and help save elephants.

Join Conservation Nation, a new way to do what you love and raise funds for wildlife conservation. It’s easy and fun! Set up a fundraising page or donate and become an ambassador for wildlife conservation. Whatever you do—celebrate a birthday, run a 5K, setup a lemonade stand, or fundraise in...Read More »

Celebrating World Elephant Day-2016

We are holding out a seminar to mark the ‘World Elephant Day 2016’ on August 12 at 3 pm (Nepal time) at Resources Himalaya Foundation, Nayabato, Lalitpur, Nepal.

We have distinguished speakers with good experience working for elephant conservation in Nepal. They will carry out PP presentation amid young university graduates...Read More »

New Jersey Ivory Crush

Join us on World Elephant Day in Jersey City and support the enactment of a total and complete ivory sales ban worldwide, once and for all.

Speakers that will be taking the stage:
• German Ambassador Heiko Thoms
• David Gacheru, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Kenya Embassy
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I am an Elephant Protector!/Ich bin Elefantenschützer! Facebook and Twiitter Campaign

Dedicate your Profile picture to Elephants by joining our “I am an elephant protector! campaign on Facebook and Twitter. It’s quick, easy and free and a great way to raise awareness and show that you care about elephants and want to see them protected. It’s almost World Elephant Day after...Read More »

Save The Elephants limited edition t-shirt

>Help #savetheelephants by purchasing a limited edition t-shirt on sale from www.float.org until 21st August. Buy and give back to #elephants TODAY with $8 from every item purchased helping to secure their future @savetheelephants.kenya

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DSWT World Elephant Day Activities

Launched in 2012, World Elephant Day continues to shine global attention on the plight of African and Asian elephants.  Honoring this special day provides us with an opportunity to bring the world together to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face each and every day.

At the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, every day is...Read More »

Ndovu Challenge Marathon Event

The Ndovu Challenge Marathon event is a wildlife and environment conservation event aimed at raising funds to help communities that have projects based on wildlife and environment conservation. The event is a platform to speak more vocally to committees about the need for conservation especially of endangered species our focus...Read More »

Celebrate World Elephant Day (weekend!) with DSWT and J. Crew in the Hamptons 8/12 – 8/14

J. Crew is debuting this beautiful elephant charm bracelet on World Elephant Day, August 12, to benefit the elephants of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. 50% of the retail price of the bracelet go to the life-saving field work of the DSWT. The elephant charm bracelet ($58)...Read More »

Saving Elephants - Where Creativity and Conservation Come Together

We donate 40% from every elephant bracelet sold to Save the Elephants. Inspired by wildlife and their habitats, our bracelets help support causes that we are passionate about.

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Conservation through Education

The Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to living with wildlife sustainably. We are located in Laikipia, Kenya, and have approximately 1,500 elephants on the conservancy at any given time. Mpala Live! is the education outreach arm of the conservancy. Our website is Mpalalive.org We offer numerous lesson...Read More »

Ladies Charity Golf Tournament


In Celebration of World Elephant Day
Monday August 8th
Ladies Charity Golf Tournament at Ridgeway Country Club in Memphis TN. To support the elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary of TN in Hohenwald.

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World Elephant Day Trunk Show - All proceeds donated to World Elephant Day Organization!

From August 12 to September 2, your purchase of elephant-themed (or other!) accessories from Stella and Dot will support the cause of Asian and African elephants. We all love and respect this majestic creature – let’s support them with some adorable elephant-themed bags and jewelry. All proceeds from this trunk...Read More »

Big Dreams Elephant Masquerade

Flagstaff, AZ, USA: The Indigo Arts Collective is hosting our first benefit evening, Big Dreams Elephant Masquerade and Art Auction. This event features talented local artists, aerial performance artists, stilt parade and live music for an evening of celebration of these gentle giants on World Elephant Day. As elephants face...Read More »

New Coloring: Book Magical Henna Coloring Book

We will be publishing a new coloring book in our award-winning Doodle Art Alley Books series on World Elephant Day.

All proceeds from the sales of this book–Magical Henna Coloring Book and all books in our coloring book series will be donated to support World Elephant Day on 8/12/2016!

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NC Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates World Elephant Day

The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet nearly 100 elephants are killed every day (in Africa alone) for their ivory and meat as well as from human conflict. Join us August 12 as we recognize World Elephant Day with screenings of award-winning...Read More »

Brigadeiros for Elephants!

Celebrate World Elephant Day at Tapas Ducal Restaurant! We are marking the occasion by selling our most popular dessert the Brigadeiro (Its no ordinary truffle! It is the most popular and beloved sweet treat of Brazil.)
For every Rainbow Brigadeiro sold 100% of proceeds will be donated to...Read More »

Celebrate World Elephant Day at the National Museum of African Art!

Celebrate World Elephant Day at the National Museum of African Art! This annual international event seeks to raise awareness of the urgent plight of African elephants. The World Wildlife Fund lists this species as “vulnerable,” or at a high risk of endangerment in the wild.

The African elephant is the largest...Read More »

"Save the Elephant" Fundraiser

This is a fundraising event to benefit “Save The Elephants”, Wednesday August 17th from 5-10 pm at The Agave Room-149 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Soul Squared Brewing Company is sponsoring our event!!! We are delighted for you to try their award winning beer! One glass will be included...Read More »

Presentation by Paleoecologist Greg Smith Hosted by The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

This World Elephant Day, join The Elephant Sanctuary in downtown Hohenwald, TN for a live presentation by special guest Paleoecologist Greg Smith. Greg will be discussing the diet of extinct members of the Proboscidia Family—mastadons and mammoths—as well as the role that these animals had in their environment, and what...Read More »

Ten Thousand Villages Community Shopping Event to Support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville is hosting a Community Shopping Event to support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee on World Elephant Day, Friday, August 12. Throughout the day, 15% of all designated purchases will be donated to The Sanctuary. Staff will be in-store to answer your questions about The Sanctuary’s...Read More »

#TrunkTalk Twitter Chat with Paleoecologist Greg Smith, hosted by The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Join The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee on Twitter @elephantsdotcom at 12:30 p.m. CST Friday, August 12 for a live Twitter chat with special guest, Paleoecologist Greg Smith @paleodentist. Greg will be answering questions about the connection between elephants and their extinct relatives, mastodons and mammoths. Follow along and tweet your...Read More »

World Elephant Day Celebration to benefit The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Thursday, August 11th, 5:00 pm
with a benefit in support of
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Amherst, New York 14228

~ Art sale
(featuring art donated by Starlight Studio)
~ 50/50 raffleRead More »

Half Marathon Run For Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

12th August is this year’s world elephant day, and we at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary are marking the occasion by running 21km in order to raise money for our elephants! This run will take place on Saturday 13th August.

We need to raise more funds...Read More »

New Jersey Ivory Crush

On the World Elephant Day, friends of elephants will gather for the New Jersey Ivory Crush 11 a.m. August 12 at Liberty State–Park Public Invited!!. Join us for this historic event!

For more information please visit:

New Jersey Ivory Crush

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96 Elephants Origami Challenge

96 Elephants is undertaking an official attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the “Largest display of origami elephants.” The current record is 33,763. We’re looking to fold 35,000 which is the number of African elephants killed each year for their tusks.

Please check out 96 elephants website to see...Read More »

Utah's Hogle Zoo

This year we are celebrating Zuri’s 7th birthday! And she will get birthday themed enrichment along with a big cake! Along with that we will be continuing the 96 elephant campaign. Guests will be taking “Elphie’s (a selfie with an elephant)” with a life-sized picture of Zuri. There will...Read More »

Bronx Zoo World Elephant Day Weekend

This year for World Elephant Day, let’s trample the current Guinness World Records™ title of 33,764 and create 35,000 origami elephants to honor those lost each year for their ivory.

DJ Ecotone, the creator and host of the web and television series WILD BEATS on National Geographic Kids and Nat...Read More »

World Elephant Day Demonstration for Lucy

Lucy’s Edmonton Advocates’ Project will be holding an LED Light Brigade to commemorate WED and also bring attention to Lucy our lone Asian elephant. We think World Elephant Day is the perfect time to hold such an event! Last year we held a demonstration on World Elephant Day but this...Read More »

World Elephant Day

Stop by and enjoy free grown-up coloring pages celebrating the beauty of elephants! 13% of the days sales will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. World Elephant Day has been created to bring the world together to help elephants. It is a day to honor elephants, to spread awareness...Read More »

#EleeDraw Coloring Challenge

Color a better world for Elephants with #EleeDraw

This year for World Elephant Day we are raising awareness for elephants by sharing an elephant-themed coloring page that engages people of all ages and all parts of the world. The #EleeDraw is a...Read More »

Veterinarians International Special Screening of When Elephants Were Young

Veterinarians International is holding a special film screening of feature documentary When Elephants Were Young, narrated by William Shatner.

When Elephants Were Young reveals the true human-Asian elephant relationship by following the story of a young man and his young elephant who live and street beg in Bangkok until the opportunity...Read More »

World Elephant Day Celebration - Gainesville, FL

Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant (CIFAE) is sponsoring the second annual World Elephant Day Celebration – Gainesville on 11-August, Thursday from 4-9pm. The event is being hosted by First Magnitude Brewery. CIFAE’s President and Cofounder will present circumstances threatening the Asian elephant and what CIFAE is doing to protect...Read More »

Night of Elephants & Champagne

Veterinarians International is holding a cocktail reception for World Elephant Day. All funds will go towards Veterinarians International Asian elephant care program.

The event is in honour of Christie Brinkley and her family for their support of elephant conservation, and a special presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to RICHARD LAIR...Read More »

The International Conference on “Asian Elephants in Culture & Nature”

The Centre for Asian Studies of the University of Kelaniya is holding a conference on the topic of “Asian Elephants in Culture & Nature.” The conference will take place on the 20th& 21st of August 2016 at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. They are welcoming research papers that follow...Read More »

Acoustic for Elephants Concert in Toronto

Join us in Toronto on April 17 for the Acoustic for Elephants CD Elevent in support of World Elephant Day!

ALL proceeds from the album and ticket sales go directly to World Elephant Society to help fund the fifth annual World Elephant Day 2016 and its worldwide elephant conservation...Read More »

'When Elephants Were Young' at Film Festivals

When Elephants Were Young is the new feature documentary produced and directed by World Elephant Day Co-Founder Patricia Sims.

Narrated by William Shatner, the film portrays a young man and a young elephant struggling to survive in Bangkok until the opportunity comes to release the elephant to protected forest...Read More »

Acoustic for Elephants Available Now

Acoustic for Elephants is now available!

A new album of original songs just released, 100% of the proceeds go to World Elephant Day.

Thank you to the wonderful artists who have generously contributed their time and talent to supporting the annual World Elephant Day campaign.

Buy Music,...Read More »