Elephant Crisis Fund

The ECF is helping to prevent the ivory poaching crisis by funding the best partners and most urgent projects around the world.

http://elephantcrisisfund.org/

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Did you know? Here at Tiffany we're committed to ending the global ivory crisis. Help us save these wonderful creatures with #KnotOnMyPlanet and visit www.knotonmyplanet.org to learn more. @zoeisabellakravitz, @officialdavidhallberg, @ellefanning, @janellemonae and @st_vincent.

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Each year, more than 30,000 elephants are killed for their ivory. Today, we say #KnotOnMyPlanet. Visit www.knotonmyplanet.org to learn more. @zoeisabellakravitz, @officialdavidhallberg, @ellefanning, @janellemonae and @st_vincent.

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A special thank you to @tiffanyandco for their commitment to saving the elephants and the launch of the #TiffanySaveTheWild collection. 100% of profits will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund.
📷 Frank af Petersens

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#Repost @leonardodicaprio (@get_repost)
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The @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn is proud to be a long-time supporter and partner with @SavetheElephants and @wildnetorg in the @ElephantCrisisFund. Together we have funded more than 160 projects across Africa and Asia to stop the killing of elephants, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for their ivory. Watch the video and visit the new website to learn more about how you can help protect elephants.
Link in bio. #ElephantCrisisFund #SavetheElephants #Ivory #NoPoaching #SayNoToIvory #ProtecttheElephants

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American actor and environmentalist @leonardodicaprio has lent his voice to a powerful short film about the ECF and the poaching crisis facing African elephants. The @elephantcrisisfund is a joint initiative of @savetheelephants and @wildnetorg in partnership with @LeonardoDiCapriofdn to end the ivory crisis. The ECF has funded the world's best efforts in the most critical hotspots to stop the killing of elephants and the trafficking and demand for ivory. Check out the new Elephant Crisis Fund website to watch the full 3 minute film (link in bio)

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For #Nationaldogday we would like to recognise #Rangersnifferdogs as they play a very big role in conservation. Some of them are very tiny but have lethal senses and can smell contraband no matter how well hidden they are. This cute dog, from one of the projects we fund is so happy at work and seems to be doing a very god job

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Conservationist Wayne Lotter, a powerful force taking on the Tanzanian ivory trafficking cartels, was killed last night in a shooting near Dar es Salaam.
Through a combination of dogged determination and his self-effacing nature he created a powerful partnership with the National and Transnational Serious Crime Investigations Unit (NTSCIU) that had achieved real success against the crime networks.

With the support of Wayne's organisation @pams_foundation in Tanzania https://pamsfoundation.org/ the NTSCIU arrested 1,398 poachers and ivory traffickers, 78% of whom were convicted for their crimes. This has been the first significant win against a wave of poaching that slashed Tanzania's elephant population by 60% between 2007 and 2016.

Our deepest condolences to Wayne's family and his team.

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#Repost @savetheelephants (@get_repost)
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On this day, #WorldElephantDay we would like to show our deep appreciation to @getcrackin and their spokes-elephant #ErnietheElephant for their generous donation of $100,000 to Save The Elephants. 100% of the funds will be used to support anti-poaching efforts in Africa managed by the @elephantcrisisfund , an initiative of Save The Elephants and the @wildnetorg, in partnership with the @leonardodicapriofdn The ECF supports projects across Africa, in ivory consuming countries which aim to stop the killing of elephants, prevent the trafficking, and put an end to the buying of ivory.
Thank you #ErnietheElephant for helping to save your family!

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Ivory statues going up then down into the crusher #ivorycrush 📹@thewitt77

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We are live at the #ivorycrush in Central Park NY 📹 @thewitt77

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In honour of the four rangers and a porter killed by an unidentified group of armed men in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the DRC last week, we are reminded of how many others have lost their lives or been injured in the line of duty. Being a park ranger is arguably one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet and today, on #WorldRangerDay, we would like to pay tribute to those courageous men and women who protect our parks, our landscapes and our endangered species, particularly those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Without your commitment and dedication, much of our natural heritage would be lost.
📷 Frank af Petersens.

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The deaths of four rangers killed by Mai Mai rebels in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the DRC last week further highlight the dangers law enforcement officers face on the frontline every day protecting wildlife in Africa. The bodies of the rangers from the state park authority and one porter were found by Okapi Conservation Project (OCP), which are supported by ECF partner, Wildlife Conservation Global. The OCP embarked on a rescue mission after the rangers and several journalists were ambushed while on their back from a visit to the Bapela gold mining site. Three journalists were found safe. The notorious Mai Mai rebels, who have been active in the Congo since the 1997 civil war, are led by a notorious elephant poacher called Morgan. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased.
📷 Frank af Petersens

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A ton of confiscated elephant ivory including tusks, trinkets, statues and jewellery will be crushed in the middle of New York’s Central Park next month. The August 3 event has been organised by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in partnership with ECF partner, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and ECF donor, Tiffany & Co. The public event will send "a clear message that the state will not tolerate wildlife crime that threatens to wipe out Africa’s elephants” said the DEC. The department conducted a similar ivory-crushing event in 2015 in Times Square.

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ECF partner, the Zoological Society of London is stepping up its efforts to protect elephants and stop wildlife crime in the West African nation of Benin by installing a network of 80 cameras in the country’s Pendjari National Park. The cameras will help identify and characterise seasonal movements of elephants and gather vital intelligence on poachers. Test camera images (pictured) have confirmed a regular presence of elephants in Bondjagou Forest - a small patch of dense forest that is strategic to the future of the park. Photos: ©Vincent Lapeyre, ZSL & Save The Elephants

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Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tonnes of ivory hidden among boxes of fruit, believed to be the ‘largest ever seizure’ for the Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, 2.7 tonnes of tusks were found inside cartons on the back of a truck on its way to Hanoi. The latest haul spotlights the country’s key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.
#ElephantCrisisFund
#Conservation
#Illegal

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An ivory smuggler has returned from the dead and been re-arrested thanks to the vigilance of staff from ECF grantee Natural Resource Conservation Network. Ugandan Tadeo Kyewalyanga was arrested after a seizure of ivory in Juba, South Sudan, and released on bail. When the time came for him to face charges, the court was told that he had been killed in the renewed civil war in South Sudan, and the case was dropped. In June 2016 he magically reappeared in Uganda to guarantee bail for a suspect caught with 1.3 tons of ivory. His house was searched and incriminating documents found, so he is back in police custody, but in a different country and very much alive.

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A fallen criminal! Gabon's infamous ivory trafficker Oumarou Faroukou aka King Faroukou, was last week arrested in Makokou while in the middle of a deal trying to market off two ivory tusks weighing 20kgs. Known for his bold moves against the justice system, such as the time he trafficked 100kg of ivory bearing the mark of the Makokou court after paying off the judge and clerk, Faroukou has eluded the law many times. Earlier this year he was arrested on ivory trafficking suspicion but his case was dismissed. As Gabon awaits a ruling on this recent arrest, many are hopeful that he will finally face the full wrath of the law. Check out our facebook page fo the full story

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China appears to be making good on its promise to end the domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017 with the recent arrest of an ivory smuggler in Beijing. The smuggler, a former cook with a Chinese-led project in Africa, was sentenced to four years behind bars last week for smuggling ivory worth 36,000 yuan ($5,295) into China. He was also fined 40,000 yuan by Beijing Municipal Intermediate People's Court. The smuggler surnamed Liu attempted to bring 16 carved ivory items, weighing a total of 8.8 kilograms, through Beijing Capital International Airport. According to Chinese officials, the number of smuggling cases has been in decline since China announced its ban.

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A three-year investigation in which Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) undercover operatives embedded themselves into a Chinese-led criminal network, has found that a little-known town in Southern China has become a major hub for ivory smuggling. The EIA says 10-20 ivory trafficking groups have been operating out of Shuidong in Guandong province near Hong Kong. Investigators posed as buyers to win the trust of the smuggling group and tracked one of its shipments from Mozambique. The investigation was partly funded by the @elephantcrisisfund. Visit our facebook page for the full story.
#ElephantCrisisFund
#Savetheelephants
#Worthmorealive
#Stopivorytrade
#Stoppoaching
#Saynotoivory

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A look back at the magical fundraising event held in celebration of the Elephant Crisis Fund by PORTER and Tiffany & Co.  The event, funded by Tiffany & Co. was partly held to celebrate the launch of the Tiffany Save The Wild Collection of which 100% of the profits from the collection of elephant charms and brooches will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund.

#Repost @portermagazine (@get_repost)
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#TBT to the magical #PORTERIncredibleCause & @tiffanyandco gala dinner hosted by Editor-in-Chief @Lucy_Yeomans and our @portermagazine Summer Escape cover star and #KnotOnMyPlanet ambassador @Doutzen honouring @SavetheElephants in support of the @ElephantCrisisFund. #NightPORTER
Pick up a copy of PORTER's Summer Escape issue to read more about the #PORTERIncredibleCause and find out how you can get involved in our global campaign to save the elephants. • 🎥@joshualawrencediary

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The ECF-funded Lower Zambezi Dog Unit recently underwent an intensive 10-day refresher training course under expert trainer Jason Crafter from Invictus K9. The unit spent time in camp on theory lessons, detection and tracking training, as well as spending time on operation at the Chirundu border post where they also met up with the Wildlife Crime Prevention's dog unit that operates at the Lusaka International Airport. Training canine colleagues who tirelessly sniff out wildlife crimes is already having a positive impact on the African poaching wars

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Encouraging news from one of our partners, the Tsavo Trust, which reported that the number of poached elephant carcasses found last month had reduced significantly. Alongside this positive update, the trust also revealed that in collaboration with the @kenyawildlifeservice, they arrested eight ivory dealers,  recovered 12 tusks and managed to infiltrate 5 poacher hide out camps. 📷 Richard Moller

#ElephantCrisisFund
#Worthmorealive

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Exciting news from The Lower Zambezi!
Conservation Lower Zambezi welcomed the first group of students this year from their education program to their camp last month. 26 students and 2 teachers spent 3 days at CLZ base camp where they partook in various lessons and activities. Involving young brilliant minds in the importance of conservation is a sure way to ensure a sustainable future for elephants.
#ElephantCrisisFund
#SaveTheElaphants
#ConservationLowerZambezi
#Conservation
#Education

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Save The Elephants' founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton with Samantha Cameron - British businesswoman and wife of the UK's former Prime Minister David Cameron at the @portermagazine and @tiffanyandco event in London tonight for @savetheelephants and @elephantcrisisfund
#PORTERIncredibleCause
#Savetheelephants
#ElephantCrisisFund
#Worthmorealive
#Ivorybelongstoelephants
#KnotOnMyPlanet
#Saynotoivory
#Stopivorytrade
#Stoppoaching
#Conservation
#Illegal

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#Repost @savetheelephants (@get_repost)
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Head of Field Operations for Save The Elephants David Daballen (far right) and Elephant Watch Camp's Bernard Leserin (Senior guide) in full traditional Samburu outfits with supermodels @Doutzen, @ArizonaMuse @caradelevingne, @carolinewinberg and @nataliavodianova outside the @portermagazine and @tiffanyandco event in aid of @savetheelephants and @elephantcrisisfund in London tonight
#PORTERIncredibleCause
#Savetheelephants
#ElephantCrisisFund
#Worthmorealive
#Ivorybelongstoelephants
#KnotOnMyPlanet
#Saynotoivory
#Stopivorytrade
#Stoppoaching
#Conservation
#Illegal

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@portermagazine in partnership with @tiffanyandco are honoring @savetheelephants

#Repost @portermagazine (@get_repost)
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We’re at the *stunning* Kensington Palace Orangery for our #PORTERIncredibleCause gala dinner in partnership with @tiffanyandco for @savetheelephants. #NightPORTER

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Save the Elephants is funding The Zambezi Society to undertake a series of weapons training & refresher courses for wildlife anti-poaching rangers protecting elephants in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley.  The programme is designed and implemented by professional guides and qualified marksmen who are Zambezi Society volunteers.  Four courses have so far been held out of Kariba, Marongora, Mana Pools and Matusadona National Park stations.  Significantly, since November 2016, there have been four successful contacts/engagements with poachers, resulting in captures and arrests.  Statistics also appear to show fewer poaching incidents in 2016/2017 than in previous years.

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Five years imprisonment for notorious elephant poacher and ivory trafficker, Daring Dissaka!
The Elephant Crisis Fund along with The Wildcat Foundation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supported the Wildlife Crime Unit’s WCS Congo dogged pursuit of Dissaka in Northern Congo. Operating under the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park Foundation, the WCU’s team of investigators and legal experts tracked and infiltrated Dissaka’s network of wildlife criminals over a four month period which eventually led to his arrest. Dissaka’s imprisonment represents another victory for law enforcement and a significant step forward in the fight to dismantle the ivory trade.
📷 Frank af Petersens

#ElephantCrisisFund
#SaveTheElephants
#StopPoaching
#StopIvoryTrade
#Protection

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HONG KONG UPDATE: Garamba National Park manager Erik Mararv gave a harrowing report to the city legislature of how he and his team were ambushed by poachers as they unearthed a poached elephant carcass. The ambush cost 3 of his colleagues their lives and put him in a hospital bed. He urged the Legislate to ban the Ivory trade now, “Preferably today” he said. Let's hope this moving account is enough to put the last nail in the coffin of Hong Kong's ivory trade. We'll keep you posted.
#SaveatheElephants
#Worthmorealive
#Ivorybelongstoelephants
#HongKongDecides

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