In 2014, The Elephant Pants embarked on a mission to help save elephants.
From 2010 to 2012 alone, an estimated 100,000 elephants were killed illegally for ivory. That’s essentially 1 elephant loss every 15 mins – a 50% decline in population in the past 35 years. If we don’t help them, they may soon be gone forever.
As a corporate sponsor of the African Wildlife Foundation, The Elephant Pants donates a portion of every sale to help prevent elephant poaching.
The donations to AWF aid in:
- Helping educate the populous about the effects of the Ivory Trade
- Supplying Park Rangers with proper supplies and adequate training for tracking animals and apprehending poachers.
- Paying African Land Owners to keep their land open to wildlife instead of selling to developers.
On the Samburu National Reserve, the AWF constructed new headquarters and staff housing for the wardens and rangers, and provided park staff with a radio communication network. These reserves are an essential piece in protecting the elephants.
For the Ranger Program, The Elephant Pants’ donations are critical in helping the Rangers protect the elephants.
A Ranger’s responsibilities include:
- Collecting field data on wildlife and human activities;
- Apprehending and arresting poachers and hunters;
- Seizing weapons, poached ivory, and animals killed for sale in local markets;
- Destroying hunting camps and collecting snares that are used to trap wildlife.
The biggest challenges for Rangers:
- Lack of essential field equipment and supplies;
- Insufficient training to thwart aggressive, well-armed poachers;
- Threat of coming upon poachers or dangerous wildlife;
- Physical discomfort from climate, challenging terrain, and overnight patrols.
How are TEP’s products made?
TEP has an amazing team of talented seamstresses and production gurus at their factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their team is paid double the standard wage, provided with health care, and given a great environment to work in.
They have absolutely beautiful products and an even more beautiful message behind the intention of making all of these products. If You’re thinking of spicing up Your wardrobe while supporting a cause that protects the precious elephants and fights for ethical clothing production, do what I did and just stop thinking. I did what my heart told me to do and because I knew this was right.
I’ve recently joined The Elephant Pants’ Ambassador team and am so excited to share this amazingly altruistic company with You so go ahead, click the link below, do some good today. The elephants will thank You so so much. 🙂