Sponsor an elephant - an elephant sponsorship guide

By staff writers
June 24, 2008
Adopt an elephant

Sponsoring an elephant makes a great gift, and can now be done quickly and easily online.

You can sponsor an elephant like Kiruba (opposite) through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The elephant Kiruba lives in Corbett National Park, in the Terai Arc lowlands of India. She has a son and a daughter, and is the dominant female in an extended family of more than 20 elephants. As the matriarch of the group she is relied upon to find food, water and safe habitat. Sponsoring an elephant can make a huge difference.

Sponsoring an elephant helps because Asian elephant populations have decreased dramatically as their habitat is encroached upon by logging and agricultural clearance. Illegal and unsustained logging worldwide has destroyed nature and damaged communities. Around half of the world's original forests have now disappeared, and they are still being removed far faster than they are being replaced, meaning that elephants are in need of your sponsorship more than ever.

From just £2.50 a month you can sponsor an elephant like Kiruba. Your sponsorship will help WWF to safeguard the future of wild elephants, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

When you sponsor an elephant through WWF you get a special elephant sponsorship pack. This includes a soft toy of the elephant you are sponsoring, a fact booklet about your sponsored elephant, a print of your sponsored elephant, and regular updates about your sponsored elephant in WWF's newsletter, Insight.

Find out more about sopnsording an elephant at the WWF elephant sponsorship website here

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