Save Elephants from Extinction


Target: Idriss Déby, Chairperson of the African Union

Goal: Enhance anti-poaching measures to protect elephants from dying out.

The world’s elephant population has decreased by 30 percent since 2007, which represents an unsustainable decline. If these animals do not receive immediate protection, they will soon be gone forever.

This troubling conclusion comes from the Great Elephant Census, a comprehensive study that gathered data from 18 countries and almost 345,000 square miles. Africa once boasted approximately 12 million elephants, but the census found that only 352,271 African savanna elephants are left on the continent. The survey also concluded that an elephant is killed by poachers once every 15 minutes.

Elephants are an essential species for Africa’s forests and savannas. Their eating habits clear brush and allow new plants to grow and their dung contains seeds that further promote the spread of important plant life. These precious creatures are far too valuable, and their extinction would be a devastating blow. Sign the petition below to demand improved protections before it is too late.


Dear Mr. Déby,

I am writing to call your attention to a troubling census on the health of the African savanna elephant. According to this survey, the elephant population has been dramatically reduced. Whereas Africa once boasted around 12 million elephants, that number has been reduced to a little over 352,000. Furthermore, the population has declined 30 percent since 2007.

Elephants perform several essential tasks that ensure the health of their ecosystems, and the extinction of these vulnerable animals would be an enormous loss. I urge you to immediately improve protections before poachers completely eliminate this species forever.


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  1. There shouldn’t need to be a petition if the world came to its senses!

  2. The world would be a better place if it was the cruel, greedy poachers that were killed, instead of the Elephants.

    • It’s not the poachers – most come from poor families. It’s the rich bastards who pay the poachers that should be hunted down and killed.

  3. No it’s the poachers too. Poverty isn’t an excuse for animal abuse. I might add if these “poor families” weren’t so large they might not be so poor but apparently contraception is against their culture (so they maintain). So I’ve no sympathy for them.
    And only 785 signatures? Though I bet this has been shared plenty. Remember your apathy, all you non-signers, when we’ve no elephants left.

  4. must do everything to stop poachers now to save the sacred elephants.

  5. The horrible things that some wicked people do daily for their own benefits and gains are beyond belief. To save the world, the human species should be destroyed instead.

  6. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    John P, and others don’t despair as there are ‘things’ happening right now, as we write and read this petition.
    I would like to include some very interesting highlights:
    Today,(World Elephant Day) seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo! have adopted a global, standardized wildlife policy framework in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), TRAFFIC and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). This comprehensive policy will simplify shopping guidelines for consumers, identify prohibited products and eliminate the loopholes that make it easy for criminals to traffic wildlife online. This united front by the tech industry minimizes the whack-a-mole effect where criminals move from site to site to avoid detection. These companies are working together to protect wildlife.
    IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) have joined forces on tenBoma, (ten homes), a model project to develop a counter-wildlife crime intelligence fusion center that can join community anti-poaching tips and efforts with high-tech data analysis and enhanced national security operations to stop elephant and rhino poachers before they strike. IFAW is applying this approach of disrupting poaching networks in projects with INTERPOL, Wildlife Trust of India and others across the globe.
    The concept is gaining traction. The American Geographical Society, US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation joined IFAW to promote tenBoma at a standing room-only Congressional Forum in March.

  7. Wati Salamat says:

    These elephants are being killed for one thing, and one thing only – their TUSKS! And the ONLY country responsible for this is CHINA. The tusks are in demand for their unproven medicinal crap. So governments, organisations, researchers blah blah can just stop fretting and finally DO SOMETHING about the white elephant in the room (because that’s probably the only elephant that’s going to be left in the world) – to tell , warn, threaten, boycott China to stop their murderous nonsensical behaviour!!

  8. A shame, a disgrace. Protections and monitoring need to be in place before poachers completely eliminate this species forever, self-centered behaviour destroying life on earth.

    And, yes, you’re right, val, there wouldn’t need to be a petition if the world came to it’s senses.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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