Eles are being poached at alarming rates – estimates last year were that anything from 38,000 up to 45,000 African eles were killed last year alone for their tusks! (2010)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List lists the African elephant ( Loxodonta africana) as vulnerable meaning they face a high risk of extinction in the medium term. Realisically if we do nothing, they will be extict in the wild by 2025 at the very very latest….
The ivory trade must be stopped……Wear the t-shirt and help raise awareness of their plight.!
100% proceeds from these items go to pennies for eles, a not for profit that provides funding for projects that are involved with the conservation and research of the African elephant and raising awareness of their real (not perceived) situation and as their futures are inexorably linked, pennies for eles also help fund projects to protect, research and conserve the rhino too.
1st T Sold 9th October 2011
Since 2010 Pennies for Eles have supported the projects of Transfrontier Africa and since 2014, the all female Back Mamba Anti Poaching Unit in South Africa. In 2014 Pennies for Eles supplied the uniforms and kit for the Black Mambas which was helped by sales of items here on Redbubble! The Black Mambas were featured in the Unreported World documentary – The Black Mambas: Saving the Rhino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MqWRFlbpAc