IFAW have launched a 72 Hour Challenge to help stop the slaughter of elephants and protect animals around the world.
Elephants love sweet, crunchy pumpkins – and if they spot a patch of them, they will eat them. They may even lead their family to share them
Sadly, these pumpkins can be laced with deadly cyanide – and that’s done by poachers.
Parks are empty of tourists and budgets for patrols have decreased or stopped altogether so elephants are very exposed to poaching threats.
The lack of tourists, reduced ranger patrols and closed parks have made it very easy for poachers to move in, to kill elephants and sell their ivory tusks.
IFAW (that’s the International Fund for Animal Welfare) are asking us all to chip in and support their 72 Hour Challenge. They are hoping to raise £20,000 by 23 May.
Donations could help establish and train rangers across landscapes where IFAW is working:
Please donate what you can to this urgent Elephant Challenge today. Please share as well. If we all donated £3 or £5, that would help a lot.
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Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa