Posted August 16, 2023 in Conservation
On Saturday 12th August we celebrated World Elephant Day to help raise awareness for this incredible species and highlight the many threats these animals face out in the wild.
The African Elephant is currently classed as Vulnerable on the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species with approximately 415,000 left in the wild, so it is vital that we support conservation projects around the world to protect these magnificent creatures.
BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) is urging members of the public to write to their MP to take action to protect Elephants across the world. The association has launched its campaign in response to the needs of Elephants all across the world in low-welfare and inhumane conditions.
The UK Government has promised legislation that could help Elephants across the world by banning the advertising of low-welfare animal activities. By asking your MP to stand up for Elephants you can help this law protect Elephants wherever they are.
BIAZA has created a simple and easy way for you to write to your MP here.
“I can think of no better way of marking World Elephant Day than by calling on the Government to act for Elephants. Good Zoos and Safari Parks want a world where Elephants everywhere are thriving. Help us to create a better world for Elephants.”Dr Jo Judge, the CEO of BIAZA