The dense lowland forests in the north of the island of Sumatra hold some of the world’s most magnificent, rare, and unique animals and some of the most dedicated people devoted to their preservation. Working out of 7 base camps throughout Aceh Province, the Conservation Response Unit (CRU) teams of skilled, conservation-management trained mahouts and their elephants are the frontline workers protecting wildlife and habitat. And they need our help.
One of the words we keep hearing these days is "uncertain". We live in "uncertain times", the future of businesses is "uncertain", and even the future of conservation is "uncertain". With this uncertainty comes a need for people to understand how our world is changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your support means so much, especially in this difficult time when worries are high and individual sacrifice is so great. COVID-19 is hitting both Africa and Asia hard not only taking a human toll but since tourism is at a halt everywhere, much needed, and anticipated income is no longer available to governments and communities which then limits their conservation, education, and protection efforts for animals and habitats. We need your help now more than ever and hope that you consider a gift to IEF on this "Giving Tuesday".
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, IEF will not be soliciting proposals for our Conservation and Research grant program on our annual time frame at this time. Please follow our web site for further news and information.
As we sit down and give thanks for all of the blessings we have in life, we at the International Elephant Foundation would like to highlight how thankful we are for the Rangers, Eco-Guards, Patrolmen and Patrolwomen who devote their lives to protecting wild things and wild places. This year’s Giving Tuesday campaign is dedicated to them!
Fourteen Community Scouts in the Lower Zambezi area (Luangwa District which is part of Rufunsa Game Management Area) have been working and putting their lives on the line without receiving their salaries since December 2017. . .
World Elephant Day is August 12th and it is going to be ele-fantastic! Not only are we all wearing our I ❤️ Elephants shirts to celebrate, we are relaunching the campaign so you can buy one for yourself! . .
The International Elephant Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2019 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support for African elephants, Asian elephants, and Ex-situ conservation and research projects.