The EAL’s Mission is to fight elephant exploitation and to advocate for elephant protection and welfare worldwide.
Guided by our Mission we specifically work to achieve the following main urgent objectives:
Re-position the elephant in the public’s mind as a unique, intelligent, sensitive creature not so unlike humans;
Cast a blaring headlight on elephants’ exploitation worldwide, on the tragic slaughter that is taking place because of the ivory trade and on the associated human toll, with people dying defending elephants;
Engage in a meaningful and constructive dialogue with the appropriate stakeholders in the West and in the East in order to Change the way we consider and treat elephants, the way we keep them in captivity and the current culture that calls for ivory as a luxury.
Elephant’s Orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia, co-funded by the David Shepherd Wildlife Trust
Photo: Nirmala Hoogendoorn