Elephants, the animal that never….no, its gone, nevermind….elephants are being wiped out in the wild by industrial levels of poaching. In 2014 the Tanzanian government surveyed the number of elephants left in the wild in Tanzania and they found that the population had fallen 60% in five years.
- 20,000 elephants will be born in Africa this year. 35,000 will be killed. See the problem?
- The rate of the slaughter is such that it equates to 96 Elephants a day, United for Wildlife partner WCS has a campaign around this
Want to join our side in saying ‘enough is enough’? Why not take a screenshot of you with an elephant in game and share using the hashtag #WeAreTheRangers to be in with a chance to win some goodies..
Really keen? Sat at the front straining with your hand up muttering “pick me, pick me”?? We like that! As a reward, we’ve developed a free online “Introducing Conservation” course – just visit learn.unitedforwildlife.org and create an account, then learn at your own pace.
United for Wildlife partner WCS runs a campaign called 96 Elephants and it has some great resources to allow you to spread the word about the crisis.