Elephant Skin

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Elephants killed for their skin

Endangered Asian elephants are being slaughtered for their skin. A recent discovery of 421 kgs of elephant skin, seized in Southwest China and multiple sightings of elephant skin in Myanmar, confirmed this devastating trade.

Elephants are killed, stripped of their skin which is then cut into pieces. The skin is sold online and at markets as a medicinal cure or turned into beads for jewellery. Asian elephants are up against it; they are endangered; battling massive loss of habitat, ripped from the wild for the tourist trade and now their very skin is in demand.

Campaign Activities

STEP 1: Create Awareness
We released an undercover video at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Johannesburg last September 2016.

STEP 2: Gather Evidence
Fund undercover investigations to establish the full extent of this abhorrent trade and how to stop it.

STEP 3: Protect Elephants
Stop to trade by a number of interventions including funding anti-poaching patrol teams

Wanted Dead or Alive from Elephant Family on Vimeo.

Read further information on this abhorrent trade here

What you can do

There are a number of ways you can help:

Donate now and help Elephant Family stop skin becoming the next ivory.

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