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Anti-Trafficking

By the end of 2012, the elephant crisis had climbed high on the agenda internationally, but Kenya still suffered from a woeful lack of political will. Penalties for poachers and traffickers were low to the point of insignificance and tales of rotten officials abounded.

In the press and behind closed doors, STE and others pushed hard to bring the issue to the fore. Now, through a baseline study conducted by WildlifeDirect in conjunction with STE, we are examining how existing legislation in Kenya is applied to wildlife crime. We will also endeavour to watch court proceedings, documenting new cases and pushing for media presence in ivory trafficking cases, bring the country’s attention to the seriousness of the crime.

Without question, the country needs to know the significance of the loss of its wildlife. Equally, we need to celebrate those who are making strides to keep elephants alive on Kenyan soil, whether they be rangers, conservationists or children. Save the Elephants trumpets about such individuals, walking beside Jim Nyamu, Celia Ho and Paula Kahumbu, firmly in support of these game-changing campaigns.

From history, we understand the value of counting, whether it be of live elephants, MIKE or ivory. After Iain’s important work of the 1980s taking stock of Kenya’s ivory before it was destroyed, we are eager to offer our expertise again in an inventory of ivory, carefully computing what is in store, to help the country avoid leakages and leading the charge in supporting domestic moratoria on ivory.

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The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

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The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

How You Can Help

Over the last years our world-leading conservation efforts have been possible thanks to the dedication and generosity of loyal supporters. To join them you can donate in a number of ways:

Elephants are fast disappearing from the wild. Without urgent, international action they could be gone within a generation. The Elephant Crisis Fund provides rapid, catalytic support for the most effective projects designed to stop the killing, thwart traffickers and end the demand for ivory. 100% of all donations reach the field.

Save the Elephants is funded almost entirely by private donations. It is only through the generous support of donors that we are able to continue our important elephant conservation work. We rely entirely on funds, grants and donations from around the world, so thank you for helping us to secure a future for these fascinating creatures.

Our unique brand of conservation education encourages students to become ambassadors of their rich environment. We also give opportunities to friends around the world to help educate young minds and improve the infrastructure of their schools. Sponsor a child & help build a future for wildlife.