Elephant Conservation Organizations List
The internet URL's listed for these groups may not be current ... things change over time.
If you get a "Page Not Found" error message, you can use a search engine to find the current
web site. These links were all valid when tested 2008 10 13.
Born Free Foundation
RBB&B Center for Elephant Conservation
The Elephant Sanctuary
World Land Trust - Indian Elephant Project
International Elephant Foundation
Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
World Wildlife Fund
African Wildlife Foundation
African Conservation Foundation
Elephant Care International
1900 – 10,000,000
1979 – 1,300,000 past 79 years lost 8,700,000 or 110,127 [1.1%] per year
1989 – 600,000 next 10 years lost 700,000 or 70,000 [5.4%] per year
2007 – 400,000 next 8 years lost 200,000 or 25,000 [4.2%] per year
If a straight line progression holds, all wild African elephants will disappear from earth
in the next 16 years ... that is, by 2024 AD (as this is written in 2008).
The pressures on elephant populations include poaching by humans, mainly for ivory, and loss
of habitat to expanding human populations and their activities. If the species survives, future humans
will see tuskless elephants as the 'survival of the fittest' theory affects the outcome. Logically,
the survivors who procreate will be those without tusks of sufficient size to interest humans.