Africa’s elephants are in crisis.
With over 35,000 elephants killed annually for their ivory, the elephant population in Africa has been depleted by 90% in the last 50 years alone. Not since the 1980s when between 600,000 and 800,000 elephants were killed, has such epic levels of poaching been seen. With fewer elephants remaining in Africa and an insatiable demand for ivory, it is likely that elephants will be wiped off the Earth in less than 12 years - unless change happens soon.
The S.A.F.E. campaign powered by the Bodhi Tree Foundation has two goals: 1) educate and spread awareness with the tourism industry and its customers and 2) provide support to those local field organizations working hard to conserve elephant populations, curb poaching and stem the demand of ivory.
The travel industry has a vested interest in the loss of wildlife as it directly touches almost every player. With a powerful global voice that is already attuned to providing opinions and information to travelers, our united efforts can inform and impact millions and serve as a role model for other industries to follow.
To learn more about the S.A.F.E. campaign and how you can help, visit www.SaveAfricasElephants.com.