Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Dov Herzberg
The fact is that the elephant population in Africa has been declining for several decades and has now reached a concerning low. It’s time to step up and help.
They are big and brilliant animals, but the reality is, elephant tusks can fetch high prices on the black market. For this reason, poachers have been targeting elephants and selling their ivory to uninformed buyers worldwide. The Nature Conservancy has taken upon itself several measures to limit this devastating trend. Wildlife Rangers are being given new technology to help track and deter poachers. Additionally, The Nature Conservancy has been in touch with influential leaders in China (where most of the illegal ivory is being sold) to educate their people about the origins of the ivory and why elephant poaching is becoming a crisis that must end. These tactics, amongst others, are designed to help save elephants so that they can roam the African wild for the coming centuries.
The Nature Conservancy can’t do this huge mission by itself and they’re calling on you to start helping. Simply supply them with your name and email address to begin receiving jobs and suggestions to help the cause. According to their studies, 70% of people most likely to take action for a cause are motivated by friends or family on social media. For this reason, your first assignment will be to share elephant related pictures that they supply on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Help the elephants and help the world. Sign up here to help The Nature Conservancy.