Stop the clock on poaching

Wildlife criminals are counting on us to get distracted right now. If they have their way, forest elephants — and other beloved species — don’t have much time.

Forest Elephants


Already Vulnerable


62% in the early 2000s

40–80% smaller

A new study shows that due to rampant poaching, the remaining population of Africa’s forest elephants could be 40 to 80 percent smaller than originally thought.



With tourism revenue down, in some areas, poachers are already taking advantage of a dip in security funding — and it could get worse.

24 Months

With a 24 month gestational period, at current poaching rates, forest elephants would need 81 years to reverse the last decade of decline.