Elephant Crisis Fund @elephantcrisisfund
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The ECF is helping to prevent the ivory poaching crisis by funding the best partners and most urgent projects around the world.
281 Posts
47k Followers
206 Following
The ECF is helping to prevent the ivory poaching crisis by funding the best partners and most urgent projects around the world.
The elephant population in Zakouma National Park is the last significant remnant of a once thriving population in the Republic of Chad. Due to decades of conflict and instability, elephant numbers declined from 22,000 in the 1970s to 450 in 2010. The @africanparksnetwork came in just in the nick of time and provided effective protection. Since the elephants stayed in a single herd it was possible to monitor their locations with a small number of satellite collars, and provide round the clock protection with mobile ‘Mamba Teams’ of rangers. A consequence of this improved situation is that the large herd is breaking up into smaller sub-groups which are moving into more dangerous areas. In order to continue providing protection the ECF has provided funding for an extra 30 satellite collars. Photo: Chris Thouless #elephants #Chad #monitoring #AfricanParksNetwork  #zakoumanationalpark
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ECF funding is helping the @thewcs tackle the serious poaching in Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique where more than 11,000 elephants have been killed in just six years. The  ECF contributed to costs for a helicopter which was used to patrol the reserve during peak poaching times and to conduct defensive aerial patrols to try and locate poachers following elephant herds. As a result many poachers were deterred and patrols were able to reach areas normally inaccessible during the rainy season. The ECF also contributed to the repair of the reserve’s radio system which serves as an essential anti-poaching tool in this vast area still under extreme pressure from poachers. #elephants #antipoaching #Mozambique #WildlifeConservationSociety #niassanationalreserve. Photos: Peter Trevor / WCS
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Yankari Rangers, whose specialist training has been funded by the ECF, face numerous challenges, some life threatening, while working on the frontline of elephant conservation within the Yankari Game Reserve, Nigeria. Earlier this year, one ranger was shot in the chest during an ambush by a gang led by notorious poacher Ilu Bello. The ranger survived and has fully recovered. One of the gang members was arrested and is now awaiting trial. Bello, arrested in 2016 for the killing of a Yankari ranger, has been on the run since mid-2017 after being released without charge and has since resumed hunting. He has killed countless elephants and has threatened to murder any ranger on sight. Despite the risks, Yankari Rangers continue to put their lives on the line every day to protect the reserves’ elephant population and we at the ECF salute them for their efforts! #elephants #YankariGameReserve #Nigeria #WildlifeConservationSociety #rangers #protection #yankarirangers. Photo: WCS Nigeria Programme
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STE founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton with @iblamejordan and @doutzen at @elephantwatchcamp last night. Jordan and @knotonmyplanet ambassador Doutzen are in Samburu with a special group of influencers and press to learn how @tiffanyandco's generous support to the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF) is helping save elephant lives throughout Africa. They’ve spent a few days in Samburu meeting the wonderful elephants of Samburu and learning more about the work of the ECF and @savetheelephants. Tomorrow we’re off to Amboseli to meet ECF partners @biglifeafrica. It’s thanks to our global coalition of supporters and influencers such as Doutzen, Jordan, Knot On My Planet and Tiffany & Co. that the ECF is able to support so many elephant conservation projects throughout the continent. We salute you all! Photo by @therealjunglejane #tiffanyandco #elephant #elephants #elephantcrisisfund #elephantconservation #savingelephants #knotonmyplanet
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Anti-trafficking efforts are yielding success in South Sudan, despite the challenges of ongoing conflict. On 2 January 2018 the South Sudan Wildlife Crime unit, with technical support from ECF partner @wcssouthsudan, working based on intelligence, dismantled an illegal ivory crafting workshop in a residential area in Juba. Ten pieces of ivory bangles weighing 1.5 kg and ivory scraps weighing 5.6 kg were seized. The Crime Unit and police are currently searching for the owner. Two days later, five pieces of ivory weighing 3.8 kg were seized at Nasitu Checkpoint by Wildlife Service, working with WCS. The ivory was being trafficked from Torit to Juba on the Juba-Nimule highway. Arrests were made and a case has been filed at Juba Central Police Division. Funding support for anti-trafficking efforts undertaken in South Sudan is being provided by WCS, ECF, USAID, USFWS, and Wildcat Foundation. Photos: WCS South Sudan
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@wildlifecrimeprevention have been supporting 17 Investigations and Intelligence Units (UIIs) across Zambia, backed by ECF, with outstanding results. Between January 2016 and the end of 2017, there were 1,960 wildlife criminals arrested and almost 5 tonnes of ivory, 135 pangolins and over 14 tonnes of bushmeat recovered. In addition, the highly trained K9 unit, operated by Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNWP), has been able to actively monitor Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Zambia and deploy daily roadblocks on transit routes in and out of Lusaka to detect illegal wildlife products and firearms. #Zambia #WildlifeCrimePrevention. Photos: Invictus K9
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From all of us at @savetheelephants, the Elephant Crisis Fund and the @wildnetorg, we are immensely grateful to @tif@tiffanyandco for helping us shine a light on the plight of  elephants across Africa. Tiffany's generous boost to the Elephant Crisis Fund will be felt across the continent where our partners are working tirelessly to save elephants. The challenges are global and complex, and to secure a future for elephants we need an alliance that spans continents and sectors. We hope Tiffany’s leadership will inspire others. #knotonmyplanet #tiffanyandco #ele#elephant> #elephant #elephantconservation. #Repost @tiffanyandco ・・・ We pledged to raise $1 million by January 2019 with our #TiffanySaveTheWild collection, donating 100% of the profits to @elephantcrisisfund. Now, with your help, we’ve doubled our goal with over $2 million going to support the best investments in anti-poaching, anti-trafficking and ivory demand reduction. A special thank you to @doutzen @sunneryjames @jeannedamas @joansmalls @taylor_hill @kesewaaboah and @jujujuxiaowen for their commitment to the campaign. We will continue supporting the Elephant Crisis Fund as they work to end the global ivory crisis. Link in bio to learn more. #KnotOnMyPlanet #TiffanySustainability
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Amazing news! An elephant-sized thanks to #kno#knotonmyplanet friends and supporters for making such an important commitment to help protect one of the greatest icons of the natural world, and to @tif@tiffanyandco for their incredibly generous gift to the Elephant Crisis Fund. We hope others will be inspired to follow your lead! #KnotOnMyPlanet  #Tif#Tif#Tiffanyo #elephants #elephantconservation #Repost @knotonmyplanet ・・・ Today we are celebrating a massive milestone!!!! The #SavetheWild collaboration with Tiffany & Co has now raised $2MM for the @elephantcrisisfund. We can never thank our incredible partner @tiffanyandco enough for being a voice and supporter to the elephants and conservation, and for making it possible for all of us to hit this extraordinary milestone. #TiffanySustainability #Tiffany #TiffanyAndCo #knotonmyplanet #elephantcrisisfund
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