Our wish for this new year ... If we want magnificent animals to be ever present on this planet, we have to find a way to make conservation work for the people who share their land with wildlife. At ELEPHAS we look after such people, providing livelihoods from the abundant natural resources on their [...]
Né y wongo! (« welcome » in mooré language) At the beginning of last April, we traveled to Burkina Faso to visit the various sites that we support or would like to in the long run. We had some unforgettable moments at the two schools managed by our partner association Graines de Joie. It is doing [...]
Last October, ELEPHAS joined the SloWeAre family, a platform promoting ethical fashion and part of the Fashion Revolution movement. It was launched by two individuals passionate about responsible consumption, Eloïse Moigno and Thomas Ebélé. Their goal: to put forward know-how and positive initiatives of entrepreneurs and independent boutiques. The fashion industry, as glamorous and [...]
The launch of the ELEPHAS soap, 100% of its profit will support women involved in conservation projects Our Project We are developing an ethical cosmetic brand, ELEPHAS. We launch our project with the production of a traditionally made Shea butter soap, and 100% of the sale profits will go to the [...]
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.― Diane Mariechild Help us empower the women of Burkina Faso by contributing to the ELEPHAS SOAP PROJECT HERE.
In India, while poaching for tusks continues to be a large-scale phenomenon, it is the man-elephant conflict which has been creating a furore. The pachyderm is accorded with the highest degree of protection in Indian laws under the Schedule-1 of the Wildlife Protection Act. According to Project Elephant, three percent of India’s land total surface [...]
The ivory trade is primarily driven by burgeoning demand in Asia, especially among China’s newly wealthy middle classes. Ivory is seen as a symbol of status and money. As wealth has grown in China so has the demand for ivory pieces which include an array of items from intricately carved statues to chopsticks and cell [...]
Habitat destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a severe threat to elephant populations. Rapid human population growth, particularly in Asia, is also leading to competition for space and as a consequence conflict between humans and elephants is on the increase, often resulting in "revenge killings". Poaching for ivory is also a major threat, particlarly to African [...]