Africa’s elephants could disappear from much of the wild within a generation.
A devastating poaching epidemic is threatening these iconic creatures. Driving the killing is a complex, international ivory trade that thrives on poverty, corruption, and greed.
Scientists, front-line conservation organizations, and governments have united behind a common strategy to end this crisis. We must:
Stop the Killing of Elephants.
Stop the Trafficking of Ivory.
Stop Ivory Demand.
The Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF) exists to fuel this coalition – supporting the best ideas to end the ivory crisis, not a single institution. The Elephant Crisis Fund fosters collaboration, and delivers rapid impact on the ground, with 100% of every dollar deployed directly to the field.
The ECF has but one goal: to end the ivory crisis.
To date, the Elephant Crisis Fund has supported 283 projects by 78 partners in 37 countries across Africa and around the world.
From funding investigations into the illegal ivory trade markets of East Asia to assisting with aerial operations and intelligence networks in the frontline battles for elephants, the ECF has committed $23.1 million since inception, of which $21.5 million has been paid out. With poaching, trafficking, and demand for ivory still at crisis levels, the ECF will not stop raising financial support and deploying every dollar until this crisis is ended, and elephant populations are on the road to recovery.
For further details, please read the Elephant Crisis Fund 2019 End Year Report