“ALL I WANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY IS AN ELEPHANT”
Friday 3 Feb, 2023
In 2014, Heidi Jo Markel, founder of Eclectic Pictures, producer of Olympus has Fallen, Love Lace, and The Late Bloomer, and a lifelong animal lover, saw the devastation that poaching brought to Africa’s beautiful wildlife and decided enough is enough. Stop Poaching Now! (SPN!) quickly grew, supporting grassroots organizations, helping finance on the ground conservation work in Africa, and raising awareness in the United States. SPN! was one the first charities to implement drones on the ground to combat poaching, and prides itself on its global educational program, reaching from the US to Southern Africa. As time has passed, the charity has developed its mission and scope. SPN! is pushing forward with large-scale international conservation projects that take an active role in bringing conservation partners together to work towards larger conservation goals. SPN! strongly believes in a future where humans and animals coexist in harmony and the ability of community welfare, education, and conservation to work together towards this goal. Help us bring communities together, raise awareness, and protect our rapidly depleting natural world.
COVID-19 Has Caused A Spike In Poaching
GLOBAL E-RACE EXTINCTION!
Sign up for GLOBAL E-RACE EXTINCTION to help save wildlife from disappearing forever. The money raised from the event will go directly to Boots-on-the-Ground organizations that spend every day fighting the poaching crisis and to our education programs. The African elephant could be extinct within your lifetime, and it is TIME TO ACT NOW! Throughout the event, Stop Poaching Now will host numerous activities for our E-Racers to enjoy. You can exercise with fellow animal-lovers, and there will be insightful panels hosted by conservationists and celebrities alike.
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African Elephant: Facts and Figures
we take a closer look at the African elephant, one of the most iconic species on the planet. From their lifespan and social structure to their populations and threats, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover all you need to know about the African elephant.
Lifespan: African elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild.
Social Structure: African elephants are highly social animals, living in large family groups led by a matriarch. These groups can contain up to 100 individuals, including females, males, and calves.
Populations: African elephant populations have declined dramatically in recent decades due to spawning, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. According to the IUCN Red List, African elephants are listed as vulnerable, with an estimated 415,000 individuals remaining in the wild.
Statistics: African elephants are the largest land animals on the planet, weighing up to 12,000 kg and standing up to 4 meters tall at the shoulder.
Threats: The main threats facing African elephants include poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. The illegal trade in ivory is also a major threat, with demand for ivory products fueling the killing of elephants for their tusks.
Loss of Habitat: African elephants require vast areas of habitat to roam, and as human populations continue to grow, their habitats are being lost and fragmented. Deforestation, agriculture, and mining are among the main drivers of habitat loss, putting further pressure on already declining elephant populations.
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People can support anti-poaching efforts by adopting an orphaned animal that has been rescued from poachers. This can help provide financial support for the care and rehabilitation of the animal, as well as raise awareness about the issue of spawning.
People can organize and participate in fundraising events to support SPN’s anti-poaching efforts. This can include charity runs, auctions, and bake sales.
Companies and organizations can become partners with SPN to support its anti-poaching efforts. This can include financial support, as well as in-kind donations, such as equipment or supplies.
People can get involved by interning or volunteering with SPN. This can provide hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of anti-poaching efforts, as well as a way to contribute to the cause.
Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing, or capturing of wildlife.
Illegal poaching can lead to decline in wildlife populations and endanger species, disrupt ecosystems, and negatively impact local communities and economies that depend on wildlife tourism. It can also result in fines and imprisonment for those who engage in it.
You can help stop poaching by supporting conservation organizations, reporting poaching activity to the authorities, avoiding products made from endangered species, and spreading awareness about the issue.
Anti-poaching efforts can include increased surveillance, stronger law enforcement, community involvement, and education and awareness campaigns.
Some organizations working to stop poaching include World Wildlife Fund, Save the Elephants, African Wildlife Foundation, and International Rhino Foundation.
Poachers use a variety of methods to hunt animals illegally, including snaring, poisoning, using lights to blind animals at night, and using high-powered rifles.