August 12th was World Elephant Day, and there are many ways you can get involved to help bring funds and awareness to protect these gentle giants.
International Conservation Charity, Space For Giants, and Enasoit Game Sanctuary are committed to securing the ecological and economic value that nature conservation offers- especially in this time of crisis, when travel and tourism are impacted, wildlife and natural habitat are more vulnerable to exploitation than ever before.
Here’s why elephants need our help:
- Poachers have killed roughly one-quarter of Africa’s elephants in just 10 years- that’s a loss of over 110,000 elephants.
- Only 415,000 elephants remain in Africa, down from 600,000 in 1989, and 1.3m in 1979.
- Elephant range in Africa has dropped 42% since 1995, from 2.1m sq miles to 1.2m sq miles.
- Elephant range ‘heavily affected’ by human activity now is 29%. By 2050, it will be 63%.
Space for Giants was integral in combating the illegal ivory trade in central Kenya which ultimately led to the elimination of elephant poaching in 2018. Today, Space for Giants operates in over 10 countries on 3 continents and works with National Geographic, African Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and more to protect Africa’s elephants, and their landscapes.
How you can get involved:
Space For Giants has unveiled Walk For Giants, a fundraising and awareness campaign releasing alongside two exclusive capsule collections with proceeds from all sales going back to Space For Giant’s integral work in conservation and the crucial protection of this endangered species. Additional information on the campaign and capsule collections are below- a great way to treat yourself and lend your support to an important cause is the perfect way to contribute to World Elephant Day, everyday.
A Stay at Enasoit is not just a luxury, eco-centric getaway – the dues for your stay go directly to helping preserve, conserve, and protect the landscapes and wildlife you’re surrounded by.
These are a few ways that you can help Elephants year-round, not just on World Elephant Day- these creatures need your help in protecting their precious environment- and it’s as easy as buying yourself a new piece of clothing or booking a trip to see these creatures up close for yourself.
If you’re looking for additional ways to get involved, Space for Giants also has a large support network with a wide range of individuals including academics, journalists, celebrities (such as Megan Markle, Prince William, Elizabeth Hurley, Courteney Cox, Nicky Hilton to name a few), philanthropists, and sports people, to bring new advocates to its cause and educate communities around the world on the importance of these conservation efforts and corresponding fundraising efforts.
About The Walk For Giants campaign:
The Walk For Giants campaign will kick-off with the release of two exclusive capsule collections; a 44-piece collection from Gemfields, a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, and a series of 15 sustainable collections from NET-A-PORTER, the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. All proceeds from these capsule collections will bring critical support to protect Africa’s elephants and their natural habitat.
A series of stunning images featuring both capsule collections highlight Africa’s gentle giants and breathtaking landscapes that Space For Giants works to protect.
- Shot by Francesco Carrozzini
- Creative Direction by Riccardo Ruini
- Models: Selena Forrest and Arizona Muse
- Location: Enasoit Game Sanctuary in Laikipia, Kenya.