Tuesday 12th August 2014 marked the second official ‘World Elephant Day’ which was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved and respected by people and cultures all around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature due to the continued demand for ivory.
With an elephant being killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, it is crucial urgent action is put in place now if we are to see elephants in the future. World Elephant Day marks a day for the global public to learn about the truth behind the trade and offers new ways for people to take positive action for elephants.
At The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, we celebrated World Elephant Day at the Nairobi Nursery with posters, information and speeches, inspiring visitors to learn more about the orphans and how they can make a difference for elephants, both on World Elephant Day and for the future.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=04nssxRKQio
World Elephant Day has been a real success and we thank all those who took action for elephants on this special day, raising vital funds and awareness for the species.