You can help stop the extinction of the majestic elephant

What’s happening?

At the current rate of killing, elephants may be extinct by 2030. Every day, elephants are killed for their ivory tusks. They are sometimes shot from helicopters, cut into with machetes often while they are still alive, just to produce ivory trinkets for the ivory trade. The killings are also managed by organised criminals that are using the proceeds to fund some of the most dangerous terror groups in the world.

Elephants are intelligent animals, as close to humans in their intelligence as are apes. They have the capacity to be emotionally devastated by death, as they can understand death and what happens to them, to the point of being able to identify elephant bones and grieve over them.

“Poaching is so emotionally devastating that it can take a herd 20 years to recover!” – Avaaz

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz is working towards ending the slaughter of elephants for good.

“… now there’s reason to hope: China just announced it will phase out its ivory industry and there is legislation in eleven US states calling for a ban on ivory trading. It’s a tipping point moment in this fight for these majestic animals and we can make sure demand everywhere dries up by funding a flood of campaigns in the US and Thailand and Vietnam to kill the biggest ivory markets anywhere.” – Avaaz

Supporting Avaaz

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

How you can help

Join with Avaaz and help stop the slaughter of elephants. Your contribution will go towards Avaaz’s species-saving work. You can help save the elephant from extinction.

“With 1/10 of the population being killed each year, there is no time to lose; our elephants need champions today. The future of this magnificent species is in your hands.” – Avaaz





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