On August 12, 2012 World Elephant Day gives you a chance to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face.

World elephant are launching the inaugural World Elephant Day on August 12, 2012 so the world can learn about and act on solutions to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.

Poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, better management of their natural habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and when appropriate the reintroducing of captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.

World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.

Elephants are simply one more natural resource that is being caught up in human greed on the one hand and human need on the other. We somehow need people to become reacquainted with nature or they can have no clue as the interrelatedness of cause and effect.” - Dr. Stephen Blake, Mac Planck Institute for Ornithology

VIDEO Return to the Forest
The story of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and its mission to return captive Asian elephants back to the wild in Thailand.

Responses to "World Elephant Day - Bringing the world together to help elephants (VIDEO)"

  1. maureen o'reilly says:

    i love these beautiful beings, and it would be a sorry loss if we were to lose their majesty, grace, intelligence, wisdom, compassion and strength on this earth----please do whatever you can to help!

  2. Anonymous says:

    this is very sad. they should not be chained and made to do things that are un-natural to them. i pray for their freedom in a natural state...where they can just be themselves..i couldnt finish watching the video...please lord god in heaven help these majestic creatures...i love them all! and they never forget...being mistreated i cant bare the thought of it.

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