It’s estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980. Now there are only about 430,000, with an estimated 20,000 elephants killed last year alone.
Join the herd and make a difference this World Elephant Day (August 12) by making an #Elegram. The Nature Conservancy’s #Elegram Project is collecting 20,000 handmade elephants that are being matched with $150,000 in donations for elephant conservation work in Africa.
It’s easy to help – just doodle, paint, sculpt (anything goes) an elephant, and upload a picture to the #Elegram gallery. Then be sure to ask friends and family to participate by sharing on social media with the #Elegram hashtag.
View the gallery for inspiration and see who else has posted elegrams, including musician Brett Dennen’s beautiful drawing of an elephant on his Martin LXM guitar.
About 20,000 little elephants will start their life's journey this year - at a time when it's never been tougher to be an elephant. That's why we're calling on elephant supporters like you to help us collect 20,000 images of elephants by World Elephant Day.
The Nature Conservancy is an official sponsor of World Elephant Day.