Three years in and the impact of our Elephant Crisis Fund, run jointly with the Wildlife Conservation Network, is being felt across Africa and in nations where ivory is sold. With 49 partners conducting 145 projects in 29 countries, we’re making progress.
To date, the Elephant Crisis Fund has funded some of the best-conceived interventions in the most critical hotspots to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for ivory. We are excited to share our 2017 Special Report that outlines the vital work made possible with support from our donors.
Read the 2017 Interim Report, the 2016 ECF Year End Report and further details on ECF’s investments in the 2016 ECF Year End Report Investments Appendix.
A virulent wave of poaching is threatening these iconic creatures, with an elephant killed for its tusks every 15 minutes. Driving the killing is a complex, international ivory trade that thrives on poverty, corruption, and greed.
But there is hope. Conservation organizations and communities, scientists and governments, are all uniting behind a common strategy to stop the killing, the trafficking, and the demand for ivory. The Elephant Crisis Fund – a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network – exists to fuel this coalition, encourage collaboration, and deliver rapid impact on the ground.
The Elephant Crisis Fund has but one goal: to end the ivory crisis.