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Stop Elephant Poaching
Amount Raised: $5,050
Of $110,000 Goal | 64 Donations Received!
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This project was funded on April 7th, 2016. Your help may be needed elsewhere. Please check out our featured projects!
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You can take a stand against poaching and make the biggest difference for an elephant herd facing local extinction.
The Story
A Mali desert elephant is a lot like you. She grieves, she accumulates good memories, she learns and understands different languages, and she is even right or left tusked. But unlike you, a Mali Elephant lives every day in peril of being violently killed for her ivory. She lacks the ability to protect herself and her herd against hunters and this outrageous threat.

A spike in demand for ivory is fueling the massacre of elephants across Africa. Nowhere is this truer than in Mali, West Africa, where a rare herd of desert elephants is being killed to help fund the illegal arms trade. Heartbreakingly, in January of this year, 16 elephants were killed – that’s almost 5% of the herd. At the current rate, this herd of 300-600 elephants will vanish within three years.

All that stands between this herd and local extinction is the people like you who help the Mali Elephant Project, a partner project between the WILD Foundation and the International Conservation Fund of Canada. For nearly a decade, the Mali Elephant Project has successfully protected this herd by working with villagers to restore elephant habitat. Now, the project is rapidly adapting this strategy to confront poaching, including training armed rangers (who effectively stop poaching) to patrol the elephant range. However, this is an unexpected cost to the project, and urgently requires the assistance of a broad international movement of people with compassion for elephants.

Will you help guarantee the survival of this iconic herd by taking action on their behalf?

In order to fund anti-poaching efforts in 2016, the Mali Elephant Project needs $110,000 to pay for the brigades that can put an end to the killing. That’s approximately $1 a day per elephant in the herd. For just $1 a day, you can save an elephant from poachers and hinder arms traffickers in West Africa.

Your donation will help ensure these rangers are out in the field with the most impactful training and resources to monitor and protect this rare elephant herd from continued poaching:

*SPONSOR AN ELEPHANT FOR ONE MONTH- $30*
(You will receive
a 4x6 desert elephant profile card, a sponsor certificate (see picture below), and 3-month updates on the condition of the herd.)

*SPONSOR A BRIGADE (4 RANGERS) FOR ONE MONTH- $80*
(You will receive a 4x6 brigade profile card and a sponsor certificate, see picture below)

*SPONSOR AN ELEPHANT FOR ONE YEAR- $365*
(You will receive a 4x6 desert ele
phant profile card, a sponsor certificate as well as an update every three month from Mali Elephant Project Director, Susan Canney)

*SPONSOR A BRIGADE (4 RANGERS) FOR ONE YEAR- $1000*
(You will receive a 4x6 brigade profile card, a sponsor certificate as well as an update every three month from the Mali Elephant Project Field Manager, Nomba Ganame)


*Every donor will receive a Facebook badge announcing their valuable contribution and support of the Mali Elephant Project*


It turns out that being a champion for elephants isn’t that expensive. Moreover, it means being part of something big: a solution that saves lives and keeps this unique herd of elephants safe for the future.

For more information about the Mali Elephant Project, visit www.wild.org/mali-elephants
Previous Donors
Date
Name
Amount
  • 03/07/16
    Anonymous
    $365
  • 03/07/16
    Anonymous
    $1,000
  • 03/07/16
    Anonymous
    $30
  • 03/07/16
    Amy Lewis
    $30
    Can't think of a better way to spend 30 bucks than by thwarting poachers and saving elephants! So proud of this work and the folks who do it
  • 03/07/16
    Katy Baker
    $40
    This donation is for the elephants that need our help to be looked after so they can have a happy life
  • 03/07/16
    Yana primenko
    $20
  • 03/07/16
    Melanie Hill
    $30
  • 03/08/16
    avati
    $5
  • 03/08/16
    Sierra Voss
    $30
    Because spending 30$ in order to protect 1 elephant for a month is worth it :)
  • 03/08/16
    Seersha
    $50
    For all my relations.
  • 03/08/16
    tim nickles
    $20
    Yay!
  • 03/08/16
    Kat Haber
    $100
    Dr. Susan Canney is one of the gentlest giants in elephant conservation today. Her love for Mail elephants is decades deep. Thanks so much!
  • 03/08/16
    Barbara Z
    $30
  • 03/08/16
    Vance Martin
    $300
  • 03/08/16
    Patricia Logan-Olson
    $50
    Thank you for doing this important work!
  • 03/08/16
    Tui De Roy
    $50
  • 03/08/16
    lesley meyer
    $50
  • 03/08/16
    Jim D.
    $100
    Donation in honor of The Gorma Community
  • 03/08/16
    Marie-Eve M
    $75
  • 03/09/16
    M. Valente
    $50
    In honor of elephants the"gentle giants" of the world
  • 03/09/16
    Denise A Robertson
    $100
    Impossible to imagine a world without these magnificent sentient beings gracing our planet - we simply cannot give up on them!
  • 03/09/16
    Chad and Carol Dawson
    $100
    Go WILD team!
  • 03/09/16
    J. Rojo
    $50
  • 03/09/16
    Black Pearl
    $50
  • 03/09/16
    Margaret Bryant
    $25
    This is money I'm saving up to buy a new backpack for kindergarten. But I'm glad the elephants can use it too.
  • 03/09/16
    Karl Wagner
    $30
  • 03/10/16
    Alex N.
    $10
  • 03/10/16
    tobi fishel
    $50
  • 03/11/16
    Dana Guppy
    --
  • 03/14/16
    Annette osnos
    $100
    I love elephants.
  • 03/15/16
    Cody Low
    $50
  • 03/15/16
    Gwen S.
    $15
  • 03/15/16
    Bruce
    $50
  • 03/15/16
    Simon Littlejohn
    --
    These magnificent beasts deserve our full protection, without wildlife the world is nothing.
  • 03/15/16
    Kathy Scott
    $30
    Save the elephants!
  • 03/15/16
    Anonymous
    $20
    This donation is in honour of all the beautiful elephants that we must fight to save
  • 03/15/16
    Anonymous
    $15
  • 03/15/16
    joyce
    $10
    intolerable, unacceptable, amoral, immoral -- elephants must be saved from sadistic, cruel poachers!
  • 03/15/16
    Kendall Suranno
    $30
  • 03/16/16
    Anonymous
    $30
  • 03/16/16
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 03/16/16
    Oksana Brodie
    $22
  • 03/16/16
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 03/16/16
    Glenna W.
    $500
    This donation is for the Elephants!!
  • 03/17/16
    STEVEN ADCOCK
    $30
    WISH I DO MORE TO HELP SAVE THE MALI ELEPHANTS
  • 03/17/16
    Anonymous
    $30
    Hopefully together we can make a difference...
  • 03/19/16
    Mark and Renee Hill
    $100
  • 03/20/16
    Caitlin Pittman
    --
    So proud to be a part of this
  • 03/27/16
    Anonymous
    $25
  • 03/31/16
    Anita D
    $10
  • 03/31/16
    Jackie H.
    $180
  • 03/31/16
    Anonymous
    $8
  • 04/04/16
    Anonymous
    $10
  • 04/05/16
    Simon
    --
  • 04/05/16
    Donna Manning
    $100
  • 04/05/16
    Carlton Ward Jr
    $50
    Honoring these special elephants and the people who protect them.
  • 04/05/16
    Lila Kate Wheeler
    $50
  • 04/05/16
    Cristina Mittermeier
    --
    I care with my wallet! Save the Mali elephants
  • 04/05/16
    Jess R
    $100
  • 04/05/16
    Eric J. Arroyo
    $5
  • 04/05/16
    C Hambler
    $150
  • 04/05/16
    Lauren
    --
    For the wild things that have a voice only few can hear
  • 04/05/16
    Liam
    $40
    Where there is life, there's hope.
  • 04/06/16
    Francesco Maria Mantero
    $50
    let's save these animals
Thanks to all the generous donors who've contributed to this project!
Latest UpdatesManage Updates
Ask Dr. Canney Anything on Reddit TODAY!
Mar. 16th, 2016 8:46am

Our campaign is off to a tremendous start, thanks to devoted elephant supporters like YOU! 

Today, Dr. Susan Canney, program director of the Mali Elephant Project, will be hosting a 2-hour "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit. If you've ever wondered what it takes to protect these rare... Read more

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