You are cordially invited to join Elephants DC on Saturday, October 24, 2015 for WILD for Elephants, our second annual reception and silent auction.
Doors open at 6:30pm for photos with His Excellency, Michael Moussa-Adamo, at the Embassy of the Gabonese Republic to the United States, 2034 20th St. NW Washington DC.
Funds from the event will support the work of Elephants DC to end the ivory trade and to advance elephant wellbeing, the forest elephants of Gabon through PROGRAM and the Kenyan elephants under the care of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at the door.
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Elephants DC (www.elephantsdc.org) is a non-profit whose mission is to end the ivory trade and promote elephant welfare through education, advocacy and awareness. We are a grass-roots organization made up of all volunteers who are passionate about saving elephants from extinction. While Elephants DC is a registered non-profit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we have recently been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. Our EIN is available upon request.
Most people are not aware that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes – that’s close to 100 a day --all to make ivory trinkets, decorations and jewelry. The illegal wildlife trade now generates about $17 billion a year, helping to fund terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, Al Shabab and The Lord’s Resistance Army. Because the poaching rates are outpacing the reproduction rates, elephants are facing extinction within our lifetime. If we want our children to grow up in a world with elephants, we must stop the trade, the ivory funded terrorism, the international wildlife trafficking and we need to aggressively combat the poaching on every front.
These animals need our help now more than ever!