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 Animals  Myanmar Project #28337

Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In

by The Elephant Project Vetted since 2017
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In
Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In

Summary

This project will help stop the decimation of elephant herds around the world while helping the economies of countries where elephants are imperiled by producing jobs; creating a more diverse, skilled and higher paid workforce; enhancing educational opportunities; providing access to better health care; funding important infrastructure projects; and lessening the burden on governments to implement elephant protection and other related conservation efforts.

$25,000
total goal
$20,855
remaining
43
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes. One reason this occurs is that many of the inhabitants of the countries where elephants exist see little benefit in protecting them - primarily because of inherent human-elephant conflicts that occur when elephants are in search of food and water - resulting in the loss of human life and the destruction of the inhabitants, limited food supply. This causes many to view elephants as nuisance animals not worth protecting and so simply allow poaching to occur.

Solution

We will develop new dynamic and humane economies which will create sustainable revenue streams for elephant protection and related conservation efforts based on free market principles. We will foster an environment where protecting elephants and ensuring their long-term viability produces prosperity for the people and the government, and where everyone recognizes that a protected elephant is worth more than a dead one.

Long-Term Impact

We will help stop the decimation of elephant herds around the world while helping the economies of countries where elephants are imperiled by producing jobs; creating a more diverse, skilled and higher paid workforce; enhancing educational opportunities; providing access to better health care; funding important infrastructure projects; and lessening the burden on governments to implement elephant protection and other related conservation efforts.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.theelephantproject.net

Organization Information

The Elephant Project

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @theelephantproj
Project Leader:
Dane Waters
Founder and President
Fernandina Beach, FL United States
$4,145 raised of $25,000 goal
 
74 donations
$20,855 to go
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