Earlier in October, the Ivory Ella team had the pleasure of attending the 20th anniversary of the WCN conference. Our team traveled from New York, NY to San Francisco, CA to learn about what is going on in wildlife conservation across the globe. We heard from so many amazing foundations including Save The Elephants, the Global Penguin Society, Ewaso Lions, and more!
If you are familiar with Ivory Ella, you know that Save The Elephants is the heart of our business. A minimum of 10% of net profits from our store are donated to this amazing cause.
As a reminder, Save The Elephants is a charitable organization headquartered in Kenya that tracks elephant health all over the world. It was founded more than 25 years ago by elephant expert Doctor Iain Douglas-Hamilton. This foundation has led the charge against the ivory trade. Now, the biggest threat that elephants face is humanity. The leading source of elephant killings is human-elephant conflict. Save The Elephants is now focusing an abundance of their time finding peaceful coexistence between humans and elephants.
Elephants are sensitive souls that possess strong family values. Their herds are being torn apart by human-elephant conflict, the ivory trade, drought, and other factors. Learn more about how you can help the cause here: https://wildnet.org/wildlife-programs/elephant/
The next cause we heard from was located just south of the United States in South America. The Global Penguin Society is headquartered in Argentina and fights to raise awareness for penguins.
Though penguins are thought to live primarily in cold, icy environments, there are species that live in dry areas as well. There are 18 species of penguins in the Southern hemisphere and the Global Penguin Society does their best to protect them. They overlook 32 million acres of marine and coastal grounds.
The Global Penguin Society prioritizes educating our youth through field trips that bring students to visit penguins. Students are our future leaders and building a passion for wildlife at a young age could change our futures. To learn how you can help, click here; https://wildnet.org/wildlife-programs/penguin/
One of the highlights of our weekend in San Francisco was hearing from Doctor Shivani Bhalla, the founder and executive director of Ewaso Lions. Ewaso Lions is a foundation in Kenya that fights to build a safe environment for big cats. When lions attack humans’ livestock, humans result in killing them which is gravely hurting their populations.
The Ewaso Lions foundation is working on increasing safety for big cats through education of the public to create an environment where co-existance thrives. Locals are learning about conservation through training and working together to find solutions where all species can live in harmony.
Can you guess how many lions live in Kenya? 2,000. That number is critically low. Want to help the number increase? Check out how you can help here: https://wildnet.org/wildlife-programs/lion-ewaso/
We hope that this blog post has given you some insight into the status of wildlife conservation. These amazing charities have made so much progress, but they can’t do it alone. When you shop Ivory Ella, you are donating to Save The Elephants to secure a brighter future for our wildlife.