We embrace the elephant as a symbol, a cause, and a portal to a better world for all living beings. By standing together in awe and solidarity with these mighty creatures, we ignite our strength, our empathy, and our wisdom. Humans and elephants have undeniable parallels—social awareness, language, and compassion, to name a few. More than 100,000 elephants were lost between 2007 - 2015 and poaching still threatens populations across Africa. Tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory. By engaging directly with the plight of elephants and championing their cause, we become profoundly aware of the fragile nature and the interconnectedness of all our fates.
Empathy is strength and power. Together we can raise support and awareness to restore the delicate balance we share. Sometimes you have to look beyond your own species in order to save it.
Watch this video and find out why we find CEO Frank Pope and his partner Saba Douglas Hamilton so inspiring!
Learn more about the amazing relationship between the Samburu people and the elephants we love!
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
As a shopper, you can do a little extra homework to find companies (like us!) that promote sustainable supply chains, recyclability, fair wages, and eco-friendly manufacturing practices. All of these create a better world.
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The more you know, the more you can teach others why it’s important to protect the elephant population. Stay connected with Ivory Ella through email and social media to learn more about keystone species, elephant conservation, and why these animals are so important to all of us!
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IN THE KNOW
Why do we want to protect the elephants?
Elephants are one of the most relatable creatures in the world. They are among the most intelligent of the many species with whom we share the planet, with complex consciousnesses that are capable of strong emotions. As a keystone species, they play an important role in maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems in which they live.
What is a keystone species?
Every ecosystem has certain species that are critical to the survival of the other species in the system. In the case of elephants, they drastically change the environment they live in. For example, seeds inside elephant dung serve not only as a nutritious food source for smaller animals but whatever doesn’t get consumed sprouts into new vegetation. An assortment of medium-sized plant species spring up for animals that can’t reach into the tops of trees.
How does Save the Elephants help with elephant conservation?
Save the Elephants is based in the heart of Samburu, Kenya, where they work everyday living alongside elephants. The organization uses a four-pillar approach to fulfill its mission statement, combining habitat protection, research, grassroots organization and involvement, and disseminating information through television & films.
Why is education on elephant conservation so important?
Education is the key component to successfully achieve human and elephant coexistence. The human footprint is rapidly expanding across Africa but elephants need large ranges to survive. By teaching the local communities how humans and elephants can thrive together we can directly decrease cases of human and elephant conflict.
What is next for Save the Elephants?
Save the Elephants pride themselves for being the pioneers of elephant conservation. Whether it be their GPS Tracking Collars or their more recent Beehive Fences; they are constantly creating new methods to improve the lives of elephants, the surrounding wildlife, and the humans that coexist with them.
We’ve worked with Save the Elephants from the beginning, and have learned so much from their leadership team. They are doing the work on the ground, leading several important initiatives that protect these beloved animals.