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They might be wildlife icons, but, sadly, elephants are in crisis. Save The Elephant Day is a chance to show our love and support for these much-loved giants and raise awareness of the threats to their future in both Africa and Asia, ranging from ivory poachers and traffickers to loss of habitat.

Also known as World Elephant Day, the occasion was founded by the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, based in Thailand, working together with Canadian film-maker Patricia Sims. The launch of this international initiative in 2012 saw the release of the documentary film ‘Return to the Forest’, narrated by Star Trek legend William Shatner.

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The ideal way to mark the day is to donate to a charity helping elephants or organise an event in aid of these beautiful but threatened beasts. You could also watch a wildlife film about elephants or sign a petition to raise awareness.

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Source: Beauval Action

C’est la journée mondiale consacrée à la protection des éléphants !

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Il est important de lutter contre le braconnage pour assurer un habitat sûr et viable aux éléphants d’Afrique. L’association Beauval Nature soutient la fondation « Big Life » qui a initié un ambitieux projet de surveillance et de lutte contre le braconnage du commerce de l’ivoire.