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Minimalist travel kit : The 7 skincare essentials to pack for your holiday

It is now officially summer! Like most of us, you will probably be travelling and escaping your daily routine within the next couple weeks. If this sounds like you, you might want to read on to discover what makes the perfect minimalist travel kit. Most importantly, travelling calls for selecting only products that are [...]

June 26th, 2019|

Back to Burkina

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 [...]

May 14th, 2018|

SloWeAre and slow fashion

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 [...]

January 4th, 2018|

Elephants in danger

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 [...]

January 18th, 2017|

Ivory Trade

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 [...]

December 20th, 2016|

Threats to Elephants

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 [...]

December 2nd, 2016|