Friends of World Elephant Day  

Friends of World Elephant Day are the elephant conservation organizations that are part of World Elephant Day’s Associate program.

Please contact us us if your organization would like to become a Friend of World Elephant Day.

Organizations are listed in alphabetical order.




  • A Rocha India logo

    A Rocha India

    A Rocha India is a conservation organization situated in Bannerghatta (Bangalore), India. A Rocha India is part of the International A Rocha organization, present in 19 countries across the world. A Rocha India has been working exclusively in the landscape of Bannerghatta National Park for the past 10 years on the ecology of the Asian Elephant and the mitigation of human-elephant conflict which is predominant in this area.

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  • African Conservation Foundation logo

    African Conservation Foundation

    The African Conservation Foundation works to preserve Africa’s wildlife by supporting, linking and conducting conservation projects throughout the continent. They provide technical support and training for savanna and forest elephant conservation projects in southern and west central Africa.

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  •  African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)  logo

    African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

    Founded in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s programs and conservation strategies are based on sound science and designed to protect both the wild lands and wildlife of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa’s people. Since its inception, AWF has protected endangered species and land, promoted conservation enterprises that benefit local African communities, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation—all to ensure the survival of Africa’s unparalleled wildlife heritage. AWF is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Kenya and registered as a 501(c)(3) in the United States. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @AWF_Official and Facebook at

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  • African Wildlife Trust logo

    African Wildlife Trust

    The mission of the African Wildlife Trust is to identify and address wildlife and land conservation issues in Africa.

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  • Amboseli Trust for Elephants logo

    Amboseli Trust for Elephants

    Amboseli Trust for Elephants aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants in the context of human needs and pressures through scientific research, training, community outreach, public awareness and advocacy.

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  • Animal Law Reform South Africa logo

    Animal Law Reform South Africa

    Animal Law Reform South Africa envisages a society whose laws, courts and enforcement agencies advance the protection and well-being of humans and non-human animals.

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  • Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project logo

    Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project

    Founded in 1998, the AEACP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the diminishing number of Asian Elephants left on our planet through our work with domesticated elephants to raise funds to improve the welfare of captive elephants and to help support the efforts of conservation organizations working to sustain and protect wild elephant populations.

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  • Born Free Foundation logo

    Born Free Foundation

    We work tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.

    As a leading wildlife charity, we oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong – in the wild.

    We promote Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals.

    We seek to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world.

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    Born Free USA

    Born Free USA works to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. In addition, the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is home to more than 600 primates, many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in laboratories, roadside zoos, and private possession. Our mission is to “Keep Wildlife in the Wild.”

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  • Borneo Wildlife Preservation logo

    Borneo Wildlife Preservation

    Borneo Wildlife Preservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to promoting the survival of the endangered Bornean Pygmy Elephant.  With less than 900 surviving we are determined to aid in conservation efforts in the Sabah region of Borneo.  We provide funding for food for orphaned Pygmy Elephants, volunteer eco-tours, education, and reforestation of fragmented forests to assist in wildlife migration.

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  • British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums logo

    British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums

    BIAZA is the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. BIAZA’s purpose is to bring together the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland to create a better future for the planet and its inhabitants. We drive excellence in animal welfare, conservation, education and research, demonstrate our members’ value to society, and use our collective expertise and voice to influence policy and champion positive behaviours.

    BIAZA is dedicated to a future where elephants thrive both in the wild and in human care.

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  • Bring the Elephant Home logo

    Bring the Elephant Home

    The mission of Bring the Elephant Home is to improve the chance of survival for elephants worldwide and to create a world where people and elephants can coexist in harmony. It is our strong belief that we only achieve this through an integrated approach that combines community participation, education, research, capacity building and practical conservation action.

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  • Catca Environmental and Wildlife Society logo

    Catca Environmental and Wildlife Society

    CEWS mission is to protect elephants from the international ivory trade (and all CITES protected fauna species), by formally monitoring the global e-commerce of elephant ivory in a professional manner, delivering accurate results. We share our reports to create awareness of the ivory problem with CITES member countries, global media, NGOs, and so on. Our reports are crucial educational tools supporting the pro-conservation elephant proposals, and raising awareness about the threatening anti conservation elephant proposals which arise at each CITES CoP. All of our reports are at the INTERPOL database.

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  • Colossal logo


    Colossal is a breakthrough bioscience and genetic engineering company that builds radical new technologies to advance the field of genomics. Colossal creates disruptive technologies for extinct species restoration, critically endangered species protection and the repopulation of critical ecosystems that support the continuation of life on Earth. The company is the first to apply CRISPR technology for the purposes of species de-extinction, beginning with the woolly mammoth. Colossal is engaged in genetic research to preserve the endangered elephant lineage and eliminate EEHV.

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  • Connection Africa logo

    Connection Africa

    EDUCATION:  To generate opportunities to provide education that expands awareness regarding the plight of elephants and other endangered species

    SUSTAINABILITY: To work on projects, in cooperation, with other organizations that mitigate human/wildlife conflicts and anti-poaching/wildlife trafficking efforts.

    LEGISLATION: When called upon, to assist in the support of legislation that will close the demand for endangered wildlife body parts, cruelty to animals and an end to the destruction of our planet’s environment, domestically and worldwide.

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  • David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation logo

    David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

    The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is a small, effective charity funding key projects in Africa and Asia working to save critically endangered mammals in the wild. DSWF supports anti-poaching and conservation projects throughout Africa and Asia making a real difference to the survival of critically endangered mammals.

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  • Dazzle Africa logo

    Dazzle Africa

    Dazzle Africa raises awareness and monies for conservation, education and community enhancement projects in the South Luangwa, Zambia. Dazzle Africa supports funding for Scouts to protect Wildlife, and Medical Personnel to treat wounded animals due to poaching.

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  • Elephant Reintroduction Foundation logo

    Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

    The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization based in Thailand. Founded in 2002 as a Royal initiative of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, its mission is to reintroduce captive elephants into the wild. The foundation acquires, either through donation or purchase, captive elephants and reintroduces them to protected forest habitat to live as wild elephants.  The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation was the co-founding organization for the inaugural World Elephant Day.

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  • Earth League International logo

    Earth League International

    As pioneers in the use of professional intelligence and whistleblowing applied to environmental crime, Earth League International fights environmental/wildlife crime by merging the worlds of conservation, intelligence, investigation, crime analysis, technology, and media production.

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  • Ecoexist logo


    The Ecoexist Trust is a Botswana registered NGO established in 2013. The overarching goal of Ecoexist is to create an enabling environment for policies and on-the-ground programs and incentives to reduce Human-Elephant Conflict and allow elephants and people to coexist. Moving from conflict to coexistence requires a number of focused, integrated management tools and strategies that provide short and long-term solutions.

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  • Elephanatics logo


    Elephanatics is an elephant advocacy organization located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Our mission is to help the long-term survival of African and Asian elephants by raising awareness and disseminating information regarding the enormous challenges and suffering elephants face in Africa’s poaching crisis and in Asia’s tourist trade.

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  • Elephant Alliance logo

    Elephant Alliance

    Wildlife Alliance’s Elephant Alliance Campaign works to protect elephants in the wild, preserve vital elephant habitat and provide care for rescued Asian elephants. Our work with communities and governments ensures that elephants can roam freely without harm and our outreach efforts raise awareness on the plight of the Asian elephant.

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  • Elephant Aware logo

    Elephant Aware

    Elephant Aware was founded in 2009 and works to protect elephants in the Mara ecosystem through the following main components of the project; anti-poaching, human-elephant conflict mitigation, conservation education and community outreach. Since its foundation, Elephant Aware has had an amazing positive impact in heightening wildlife security and improving the lives of both people and elephants in this area.

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  • Elephant Connection Research Project logo

    Elephant Connection Research Project

    Elephant Connection aims to guide conservation planning and action for securing legally protected wildlife movement corridors through our scientific research of elephant landscape use, impediments to their movements and threats to their survival that restrict connectivity with cross-border elephant populations within the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).

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  • Elephant Conservation Center logo

    Elephant Conservation Center

    The ultimate goal of the Elephant Conservation Center is to reintroduce captive elephants into the wild and raise public awareness. The center works to set standards for what ethical welfare can be, rescuing former logging elephants and giving them a new chance at life through an active breeding and socialization program. Based on scientific studies and conservation efforts the ECC works to increase the number of elephants in Laos and protect the habitats that they live in.

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  • Elephant Conservation Network logo

    Elephant Conservation Network

    The Elephant Conservation Network is a community-linked conservation initiative that is seeking a sustainable solution to the problem of human-elephant conflict around the Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary in west Thailand. Its ultimate aim is to secure the future of Salakpra’s elephants and their forest ecosystem for the sustained benefit of local people and wildlife.

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  • Elephant Family logo

    Elephant Family

    Elephant Family exists to protect the endangered Asian elephant. The greatest wildlife story of our time is happening right now and Elephant Family is playing a vital part. As Asia’s jungles are chopped down, all the animals living within them are being wiped out. Elephant numbers have plummeted by 90 per cent in the last 100 years.

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  • Elephant Listening Project logo

    Elephant Listening Project

    The Elephant Listening Project is a nonprofit research venture using vocal activity to monitor forest elephants in Central Africa. With our acoustic recording methods, we capture forest elephant sounds in order to learn about their lives and the unique threats they face, and to directly aid in their conservation.

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  • Elephant Valley Project logo

    Elephant Valley Project

    The Elephant Valley Project is a registered local NGO based in Mondulkiri, Cambodia founded in 2007 and is Cambodia’s first elephant sanctuary. EVP’s aim is to improve the health and welfare of the captive elephants in Mondulkiri Province, to conserve the natural habitat of wild elephants, and to support the local people who work with these magnificent creatures.

    Income generated by the EVP is used to fund an elephant research and monitoring program, mobile veterinarian program, ranger teams, an indigenous community-based organisation assistance program, and of course the project itself – which provides an alternative approach to elephant care, rehabilitation and conservation

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  • Elephant's Helpers Argentina logo

    Elephant's Helpers Argentina

    VISION: To be a program locally and internationally known for the contribution to build a  world free of physical and psychological abuse towards elephants. A world with stable wild populations of African and Asian elephants.

    MISSION: Generate actions and interdisciplinary network groups to promote the welfare and conservation of the elephants.

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  • Elephantopia logo


    VISION:  By 2018, expand ELEPHANTOPIA’s successful local & global educational campaigns, community events & sponsorships including: continued sponsorship of orphaned elephant Kavala and Mukambi school & community development programs

    We work to abolish the ivory trade, expand education & awareness partnering with volunteers. We focus on creating a harmonious coexistence for elephants & humans, endeavoring to move people to action with opportunities to alleviate poverty, building whole & sustainable communities in Africa.


    VALUES:  As a fully volunteer run organization, we pride ourselves that every dollar donated directly impacts our projects in Zambia and local educational campaigns in the US.

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  • Elephants Alive logo

    Elephants Alive

    Elephants Alive is a research and conservation-based organisation that aims to create awareness of elephants and their survival at a time when populations are being decimated across Africa. Originally operating as Save the Elephants-South Africa, the project has tracked elephant movements across transboundary regions north, east and west of the Kruger National Park for over twelve years, whilst also incorporating other topics such as the impacts of elephants on their habitats.

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  • Elephants DC logo

    Elephants DC

    We focus on elephant welfare and support reputable field organizations in Africa and Asia; habitat conservation efforts; anti-poaching and anti-smuggling initiatives; serve as a media watch dog for elephants; as well as develop educational tools to raise awareness. We seek to protect endangered species around the world.

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  • Elephants for Africa logo

    Elephants for Africa

    The advancement of education and research for the benefits of the public in the conservation and protection and monitoring of the elephants in particular but not exclusively by monitoring the demographics, ecology, behaviour, diseases and movement of African Elephants.

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  • Elephants Without Borders logo

    Elephants Without Borders

    Elephants Without Borders (EWB) is a charitable organization, working throughout southern Africa, dedicated to conserving wildlife and natural resources; through innovative research, education, and information sharing with all people, we encourage mankind to live in harmony with wildlife and the natural world.

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  • Elephants, Rhinos & People (ERP) logo

    Elephants, Rhinos & People (ERP)

    Our Mission:  The protection and preservation of elephants and rhinos through poverty alleviation.

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  • ElephantVoices logo


    ElephantVoices mission is to inspire wonder in the intelligence, complexity and voices of elephants, and to secure a kinder future for them. Through research, conservation, advocacy and the sharing of knowledge their goals are to advance the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior, and to promote the scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants.

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  • Elevate Destinations logo

    Elevate Destinations

    Elevate Destinations is a philanthropic travel company that gives back to wildlife, communities and the environment. A pioneer of personalized, environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious itineraries for individuals, groups and families, and non-profits, Elevate Destinations creates unforgettable travel experiences around the world that have a positive impact.

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  • Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) logo

    Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)

    FZS is an international conservation organization based in Frankfurt in Germany. Founded by Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, FZS is active in biodiversity-rich areas in central and eastern Europe, in East Africa, in central South America, and south-east Asia, with a strong commitment to preserving wildlands and biological diversity in the last remaining wilderness areas on the planet.

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  • Vrienden van de Olifant / Friends of the Elephant logo

    Vrienden van de Olifant / Friends of the Elephant

    Friends of the Elephant is committed to the protection of the African and Asian elephant.
    Elephants are very special creatures, still threatened by ivory poachers, farmers and the tourist industry.
    With financial support to concrete projects and giving information we help the elephant. With this support the elephant can live in his natural environment.

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  • Future for Elephants logo

    Future for Elephants

    We support a number of local wildlife conservation projects, establishing anti-poaching measures in cooperation with local communities, protecting habitats and caring for injured elephants.  We are working to achieve a complete shut-down of national ivory markets, a ban on all international  ivory trade as well as the end of trophy hunting.  Together with the international initiative Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) we aim to stop poaching, and to choke demand for ivory once and for all (main focus Asia).

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  • Gentle Giants logo

    Gentle Giants

    Elephant conservation and to work in collaboration with elephant owners and their local communities in finding a more harmonious and peaceful coexistence with the gentle giants and enabling the mahouts (caretakers) to earn a decent living to support their families. By helping create opportunities where elephants can stay and thrive in their own habitats, sanctuaries or other ethical, humane projects living in harmony with nature. Benefiting not only the elephants, the mahouts but also their communities.

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  • Rhino & Elephant Defenders (RED) logo

    Rhino & Elephant Defenders (RED)

    Rhino & Elephant Defenders (RED) – Toronto is dedicated to raise awareness about the poaching crisis in Africa, and to work with our elected members of Parliament to convince the government to:

    – ban the import of ALL ivory into Canada
    – ban the import of trophies into Canada
    – ban the domestic trade of elephant ivory within Canada

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  • Global Sanctuary for Elephants logo

    Global Sanctuary for Elephants

    Protecting, rescuing and providing sanctuary for elephants worldwide. Global Sanctuary for Elephants exists to create vast safe spaces for captive elephants where they are able to heal physically and emotionally from the traumas of captivity. There are elephants around the world in need of sanctuary, but too few exist to be able to care for them all. Our pilot project is Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, the first and only elephant sanctuary in South America.

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  • HERD - Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development logo

    HERD - Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development

    It is our mission at HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation & Development) to care for and rehabilitate each orphaned elephant brought into our care and to ensure that they get to experience a second chance at life with a herd that will accept them without prejudice.

    We are South Africa’s first dedicated elephant orphanage, located next to the stables of the Jabulani herd at Jabulani Safari in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. This positioning offers the baby elephants access to the adult elephants, giving them a greater support structure and promoting their emotional well-being.

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  • How Many Elephants logo

    How Many Elephants

    How Many Elephants is a design led campaign, raising awareness of the devastating impacts of the African Elephant ivory trade. It supports female rangers on the front line of wildlife conservation.Few people know 96 elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this rate, the African Elephant in the wild could be extinct within a decade. The How Many Elephants public exhibition visualises the annual poaching data of 35,000 elephants. It’s highly impactful, fully scalable, non-gory and is gaining momentum quicker than a charging herd of elephants.

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  • Humane Society International (HSI) logo

    Humane Society International (HSI)

    Humane Society International and its partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations. For nearly 20 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide — on the Web at

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  • Humane Society International/Canada logo

    Humane Society International/Canada

    Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, representing tens of thousands of members and constituents across the country. We are an effective voice for animals, working through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy and hands-on rescue.

    HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International — one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world.

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  • I Stand With My Pack logo

    I Stand With My Pack

    ISWMP works to create global animal welfare initiatives, as well as empower and unite individuals and groups that assist animals worldwide.
    Our goal is to prevent animal suffering and cruelty through means of education, hands-on field work, fundraising, non-violent protest, legal action, and collaborative efforts with other organizations.

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  • Ian Somerhalder Foundation logo

    Ian Somerhalder Foundation

    The Ian Somerhalder Foundation aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. They distribute funds and resources towards global conservation, green energy development/deployment and educational tools.

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  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) logo

    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

    IFAW’s mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world.
    We rescue individuals, safeguard populations, and preserve habitat.

    Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.

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  • In Defense of Animals (IDA) logo

    In Defense of Animals (IDA)

    In Defense of Animals’ mission is to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by protecting and advocating for the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond mere property, commodities, or things.

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  • Ivory For Elephants (IFE) logo

    Ivory For Elephants (IFE)

    Ivory For Elephants (IFE) leverages the power of media to inform people globally about the elephant crisis. Working with sponsors and media partners, our goal is to increase awareness and raise funds to support non-profit organizations which protect elephant and rhinoceros populations in Africa and Asia.

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  • The Kerulos Center logo

    The Kerulos Center

    The Kerulos Center is dedicated to creating a world where animals live in dignity and freedom. We translate this vision of animal self-determination into everyday living by helping animals in need. Our work empowers people to change their lives for animals to make all places are sanctuary.

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  • Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary logo

    Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

    A Non-Profit Foundation registered in Thailand working towards bringing as many elephants home to the forest as well as providing an alternative livelihood for the hilltribe communities and working to improve elephant welfare standards throughout Thailand.

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  • Kissama Foundation logo

    Kissama Foundation

    The main objective of this project is to contribute to the conservation of forest elephants in Angola, improving existing knowledge about their taxonomic status, bio ecology, threats, and distribution in order to mitigate the Human-Elephant conflict.

      • Identify the existence of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in the Cuanza-Norte and Bengo regions;

       • Identify the most critical geographic range used by elephants for conservation purposes;

      • Analyse the leading causes of the Human-Elephant conflict in the region;

      • Analyse the levels of local ecological knowledge and possible attitudes taken by hunters and citizens in relation to elephant conservation;

      • The campaign for the placement of two GPS collars was carried out in 2020.

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  • Lawyers for Animal Protection in Africa logo

    Lawyers for Animal Protection in Africa

    We envisage an Africa where animals are respected and protected in the legal system. We wish to make animal law accessible and create a continent-wide network of interested persons and a platform for protection efforts to materialise into real change.

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  • Living With Elephants Foundation logo

    Living With Elephants Foundation

    Living With Elephants Foundation is a registered non-profit organization devoted to providing rescued African elephants with a second chance and safe home in the wilderness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Currently under care are Jabu and Morula, two rescued elephants, saved from culling operations in which their families were destroyed. Doug and Sandi Groves have dedicated nearly 30 years to providing world-class care and refuge to these orphans. Jabu and Morula live their lives in expansive natural elephant habitat, which offers freedom for exploration, natural behaviour and wildlife interactions. Living With Elephants Foundation also educates the public about African Elephants in its care and the importance of conservation in general. We have registered charitable status in the USA.

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  • Mahouts Elephant Foundation logo

    Mahouts Elephant Foundation

    Mahouts Elephant Foundation (MEF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving and protecting the lives of Asian elephants. Our mission is to work toward a shift in attitude that facilitates the return of captive, working elephants to protected forest habitat. MEF is committed to forming community, educational and research partnerships in order to achieve this goal. MEF works on the ground to develop sustainable, welfare-focused tourist experiences in order to support the needs and livelihoods of the mahouts (traditional elephant keepers), their families and the local communities in coexistence with the needs of the elephants.

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  • Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) logo

    Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME)

    Founded in 2011, Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Malaysia (PERHILITAN) and  University of Nottingham Malaysia to study Asian elephants. Our work includes research and collaboration with plantations to transform human elephant conflict to coexistence, non-invasive techniques for monitoring wild elephant populations, movement studies of elephants across natural and agricultural landscapes using GPS collaring, ecological functions of elephants in the forest and the impact of linear infrastructures on elephant movement. Our research findings are then utilized to develop conservation policies and to increase public awareness on the importance of conserving elephants

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  • Mara Elephant Project logo

    Mara Elephant Project

    Protect, Conserve, Inspire

    Protects elephants in the greater Mara ecosystem as a keystone species for conservation.
    Manages human-elephant conflicts by collaring and tracking elephant movement and other innovative approaches to eliminate the illegal killing of elephants in collaboration with partners, land owners, the local community and government.
    Engages with local communities and other key stakeholders to participate in a variety of ways to inspire and advance conservation of all wildlife.
    Working with others, strives to achieve best land use, including for livestock, throughout the greater Mara ecosystem resulting in sustainable economic benefit for its communities and the people of Kenya.

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  • March for Elephants (San Francisco) logo

    March for Elephants (San Francisco)

    March for Elephants (San Francisco) is a nascent and evolving group of grass roots activists coming together locally and reaching out globally to advocate on behalf of elephants. The focus of MFE is to engage in direct and peaceful action on behalf of Earth’s largest terrestrial herbivore now on the brink of extinction.

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  • Massachusetts for Elephants logo

    Massachusetts for Elephants

    Our mission is to raise awareness about the threats facing elephants in captivity and in the wild and to provide resources for people to take action at the local and global level. Massachusetts for Elephants advocates for local, state, and national laws and regulations, coordinates fundraising efforts, and collaborates with like-minded organizations to protect elephants everywhere from exploitation and preserve the species worldwide.

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  • NABU International logo

    NABU International

    NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union) focuses on the preservation of habitats and biodiversity, the promotion of sustainability in agriculture, forest management and water supply and distribution. We carry out and support conservation projects around the world, including anti-poaching efforts to protect elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park and the Maasai Mara, and are active against ivory trade at CITES.

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  • OIPA International logo

    OIPA International

    OIPA International – International Organization for Animal Protection – is a confederation that embraces more than 200 animal associations all over the world. We are devoted to animal rights defence and we fight against any kind of animal cruelty and abuse (animal testing, factory farming, poaching and hunting, trafficking of wildlife/exotic/companion animals, killing of strays, fur and entertainment industry). OIPA is an NGO associated with the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and accredited at UN Environment Assembly and Programme (UNEA/UNEP).

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  • One More Generation logo

    One More Generation

    One More Generation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and our environment.  Their goal is to ensure all endangered species survive at least One More Generation… and beyond.

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  • Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) logo

    Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

    PAWS is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues.

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  • Rainforest Trust logo

    Rainforest Trust

    Rainforest Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization focused on saving rainforest and endangered species in partnership with local conservation leaders and communities. Since its founding in 1988, Rainforest Trust has saved 8 million acres of rainforest and other tropical habitats and has 178 projects across 30 countries.

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  • Rhino & Elephant Defenders logo

    Rhino & Elephant Defenders

    To advocate for wildlife and defend threatened and endangered species, with a focus on rhinos and elephants subjected to captivity, poaching, loss of habitat, human/wildlife conflict, and trophy hunting.

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  • Save Queenie Save Elephants logo

    Save Queenie Save Elephants

    Save Queenie Save Elephants has for many years networked on Facebook to help and save elephants worldwide by fostering the best for them through publicizing and coordinating actions and projects. We are advocacy and activism at its best. See our Facebook Page or Group. Save One Elephant Save All.

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  • Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) logo

    Save The Asian Elephants (STAE)

    Time is running out for Asian elephants. Revered but exploited, after 55 million years this ancient species has been brought to the brink of total extinction. Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) exerts pressure on governments and the tourism industry and informs public opinion to end the cruel treatment of captive Asian elephants in tourism and temples and to halt the decline of the species.

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  • Save The Elephants logo

    Save The Elephants

    Save the Elephants (STE) works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world. To battle the current surge in ivory poaching, the STE/WCN Elephant Crisis Fund is identifying and supporting the most effective global partners to stop poaching, thwart traffickers and to reduce demand for ivory. Leaders in elephant science, STE also provides cutting-edge scientific insights into elephant behaviour, intelligence, and long-distance movement and applies them to the long-term challenges of elephant conservation.

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  • Save the Elephants of Africa logo

    Save the Elephants of Africa

    A NGO based in Germany, Save the Elephants of Africa was founded in 1989 to aid in the protection of Africa’s grey giants.

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    Shannon Elizabeth Foundation

    At Shannon Elizabeth Foundation, we believe that the greatest achievements in conservation derive from cooperation and collective support for common goals. By inspiring united action in championing wildlife and wild places, we are committed to strengthening and broadening our partnerships with like-minded global organizations.

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    Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.

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    Southern Tanzania Elephant Program - STEP

    STEP is a Tanzanian non-profit organization working in and around the Ruaha-Rungwa and Udzungwa-Selous ecosystems. We are dedicated to creating a peaceful future for elephants in southern Tanzania and beyond through: elephant protection;monitoring and research;enhancing human-elephant co-existence through community conservation projects to improve welfare of people living around boundaries of protected areas; and advocacy and education for elephants and against the ivory trade.

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    Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation

    The Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation aims to protect the endangered Asian Elephant by providing free veterinary care.  This UK based charity raised sufficient funds in the last four years to build a new elephant hospital at Klok Kloi and to provide a mobile clinic to treat sick or injured elephants in the more remote parts of the region. Our veterinary centre is now fully operational, and in November we shall be starting a volunteer programme for veterinary students, nurses and qualified vets to spend time at the hospital to learn about the care of elephants.  We also intend to provide an education centre at the Veterinary Centre, where students and other visitors can learn about the welfare and history of elephants in Thailand, and their importance in Thai culture.

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    Space for Giants

    Space for Giants is working on the ground every day to provide a secure future for elephants, the places they live and the species that share their range. We provide frontline protection against poaching for African elephants in the wild; work to secure space for elephants; mitigate human-wildlife conflict; train conservationists; and raise international awareness of the threats facing elephants today.

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    Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS)

    SLWCS is committed to developing a sustainable model for wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka. Our focus is on helping people, elephants and other wildlife co-exist peacefully. Our unique, award-winning conservation model involves a comprehensive strategy that brings people together to identify and solve human-elephant conflicts through scientific field research, applied conservation and sustainable economic development.

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    StandUp4Elephants (SU4E)

    Stand Up 4 Elephants (SU4E) a small NGO based in Belgium but working full time in Nepal to help improve the lives of captive elephants.

    To help as many elephants as possible to achieve good health, freedom and the happiness they truly deserve.
    We use a progressive and ethically responsible approach to elephant eco-tourism as a platform to raise awareness and educate people, locally in Nepal, about elephant care and in particular, the plight of the Asian elephant.
    Our aim is also to improve the living conditions of the mahouts (elephant drivers) who are among the poorest in the society. Sadly, much of their traditional knowledge of elephant care has been lost over time.
    By working directly with the people in the community, we hope that we can contribute to a positive change; a future where elephants are not ridden, poached, overworked or abused.

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    Thai Elephant Conservation Center

    The Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) cares for more than 50 elephants living in the forest outside of Chiang Mai. They welcome tourism to the Center in a non-commercial, relaxed atmosphere, however are primarily known for their conservation efforts and scientific studies. Advocates of conservation, TECC operates an Elephant Hospital onsite and have conducted significant research on elephant reproduction.

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    The Billy & Kani Fund

    The Billy and Kani Fund Project partners The Kerulos Center with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to restore space, peace and security for Elephants and tribal communities. Through education, art, and programs, we collaborate with ongoing efforts to conserve indigenous human and wildlife cultures, promote innovative conservation strategies and cultural practices, and provide security for wildlife and for future generations.

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    The Earth Organization

    The Earth Organization is an independent, grass roots, international non-profit, conservation and environment organization, with new solutions, committed to the creative, responsible rehabilitation of Planet Earth and the plant and animal kingdoms.

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    The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

    The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge designed specifically for Asian and African elephants retired from zoos and circuses. The Sanctuary provides a safe haven for these highly intelligent and social creatures, and educates the public about the crisis facing elephants in captivity as well as in the wild.

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    The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation

    The aim of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation is to set up a safe haven for abused elephants or those that cannot work. They also provide employment for good mahouts and allow them to continue working with elephants and help ensure the survival of Thailand’s wild herd.

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    The Green Guard Nature Organization

    The Green Guard Nature Organization was formed in 1994, primarily as an agency for wildlife conservation. Its stated objectives include wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, environment conservation, environment education & awareness generation, upliftment of forest dwellers, survey, census and documentation of biodiversity, scientific study and analysis, protection of natural habitats including wetlands, grasslands and woodlands and supplementing the efforts of the Forest department.

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    The Humane Society of the United States

    The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals and people at

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    The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

    To understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes and their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed and compassionate multitude who will help create a better world for people, other animals and our shared environment.

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    The Mali Elephant Project

    The Mali Elephant Project is an initiative of the Wild Foundation and the International Conservation Fund of Canada, that has been in existence since 2002, and is aimed at conserving this iconic elephant population that represents 12% of all West African elephants.

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    The Nature Conservancy

    The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. In Africa, TNC works to conserve wildlife and wild places in ways that improve people’s lives, particularly those who live closest to nature.

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    The WILD Foundation

    As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating  with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives.

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    The Wildlife Connection

    The mission of the  Wildlife Connection is to simultaneously improve human livelihoods and promote the conservation of natural resources, particularly of elephants.  We aim to do this by both reducing the costs and increasing the benefits to local people of living nearby elephants in the greater Ruaha ecosystem in Tanzania.

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    Trunks & Leaves

    Our mission is to raise awareness about Asian elephants and their habitats, locally and globally, compiling resources and tools for education, research and conservation.

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    Tsavo Trust

    To safeguard biodiversity and empower communities in the greater Tsavo ecosystem.

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    Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW)

    Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife provides meaningful employment to post-9/11 veterans, utilizing their expertise to train and support Tanzanian anti-poaching efforts and prevent the extermination of keystone African wildlife, and the disastrous economic and environmental impact it would have.

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    Veterinarians International

    Veterinarians International aims to enhance the health of humans, animals, and the environment globally through the use of sound veterinary care and expertise.

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    Voice for Asian Elephants Society

    Voice for Asian Elephants Society’s mission is to end elephant slavery and protect the endangered Asian elephants that are being captured illegally from the wild. In fulfilling our mission, our team will educate the public about the brutality that capture elephants endure, employ strategic actions to rescue those held in captivity and operate sanctuaries where they can roam freely.

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    WildAid is the only nonprofit organization focused on reducing the demand for illegal wildlife products, with the strong and simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too. WildAid works with hundreds of Asian and Western political figures, celebrities and business leaders to dissuade people from purchasing endangered wildlife products. These public service messages and educational initiatives reach hundreds of millions of people per week in China alone through donated media space.

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    WildlifeDirect is a Kenya and US registered charitable organization founded in 2004 by Dr. Richard Leakey with a US Board and Kenya Board. Our mission is changing hearts, minds and laws to ensure Africa’s critical species endure forever. WildlifeDirect is known for its successful flagship campaign, Hands Off Our Elephants, under the patronage of the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta.

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    World Animal Protection

    World Animal Protection, formerly known as the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), is active in more than 50 countries. From our offices around the world, we work with businesses, governments, local partners and animal welfare organizations to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide.

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    Youth for Wildlife Conservation

    To Support early-career Wildlife Conservationists by Empowering them to become Catalysts for Change and the Future Conservation leaders the World needs.

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    96 Elephants

    96 elephants are killed every day in Africa. You can stop it. Increasing demand for ivory is driving African forest elephants to extinction. People across the world are uniting with the Wildlife Conservation Society to protect them. Take action to save elephants now.

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