The world is fast losing elephants. Elephant populations throughout Africa are in crisis with numbers plummeting more than 90% in the past century and by a third in the past 20 years alone. Voracious poaching continues, despite a near-total ban on trade in ivory. Tragically, 20,000 elephants are slaughtered each year – that means one elephant dies every 30 minutes. More elephants are poached than are being born, putting these amazing animals in very real danger of extinction.
It’s enormously satisfying for us to tell you that Network for Animals is making a difference for elephants and that our work is resulting in the images you see in our video – baby elephants are being born at the Addo National Park in South Africa in large numbers and our supporters can claim some of the credit.
Twenty-three ago, Brian Davies, our founder, had the vision to expand the Addo Elephant National Park – a safe haven for elephants that has since become one of the most important conservation areas for the species. Subsequently, critical elephant relocations have been facilitated by Network for Animals, and there are now over 800 hundred elephants at Addo, roaming and breeding in safety as nature intended.
On a recent trip to the park, our team was deeply moved by the sight of a handful of baby elephants, newly born into this safe, wild paradise. A testament to Brian’s vision over three decades ago. These babies will grow up never knowing human cruelty and will instead only experience the freedom of the wild. Roaming and feasting on their favorite plant, the spekboom, and eventually happily breeding to help ensure the survival of this iconic species.
This would never be possible without our supporters’ help. So thank you and please, keep supporting Network for Animals so many more babies like these can prosper and grow in the wild, where they belong.
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