Join with Avaaz and protect the elephants from poachers
There are 500,000 Elephants left, and with organized crime getting in the game, poaching has gone industrial, with 35,000 killed every year. We have to save these magnificently intelligent, gentle, and emotional fellow creatures from the horror of brutal genocide.
Dozens of heavily-armed hunters rode into a national park in Cameroon, butchered over 600 majestic elephants, then hacked off their faces for their tusks. Poachers have annihilated half of central Africa’s last elephants. And no one’s been able to stop them. Until now! Brave investigators have gone undercover in poaching rings in eight African countries, and already 1,200 traffickers have been jailed!
Elephants are super smart — as close to humans as apes, yet we are literally killing them to extinction. Elephants understand what is happening to them and their families, even identifying elephant bones and spending hours crying over them. Poaching is so emotionally devastating that it can take a herd 20 years to recover! Four elephants are killed an hour. What’s worse is that this savagery is managed by organised criminals who help fund some of the most dangerous terror groups in the world. It’s a race against time before we lose these gentle giants forever.
It’s awe-inspiring stuff, and it’s won awards, but many funders are wary of going head-to-head with organised crime. Avaaz may be the best community to scale this extraordinary operation, fast. If we each give now, this team can expand to more countries, lock up more kingpins and complicit officials, and we can campaign to rescue these beautiful creatures from industrial-scale slaughter.
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It’s a tipping point moment in this fight for these majestic animals, so join the fight now and help save the elephants: