It’s a tough time for elephants – our planet’s most iconic, charismatic and ecologically significant species. The cruel ivory trade continues to thrive and decimate populations across Africa. In Asia, disappearing habitats due to logging, urbanization and population growth, have driven once wild elephants to the cities or tourist camps where they face a debilitating lifestyle with low standards of health and long hours in adverse conditions.
With 10% of Africa’s elephant population lost each year, the next 10 years will decide the species’ fate. To counter all of the forces that are aligned against the elephant, The Bodhi Tree Foundation has initiated a Power of 10 initiative, supporting 10 elephant conservation projects in 10 critical landscapes that can help make a difference in the future of the elephant in Africa and Asia. Help us raise a minimum of $10,000 for each project by December 8 – World Bodhi Day.