Your adoptions will help protect elephant habitats and reduce poaching, and will help fund our vital work around the world. When you choose an animal adoption, you are supporting both your chosen animals as well as wider work to help bring our world back to life.
Your Adoption Really Helps
Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund our work to protect elephant habitat, reduce poaching and address human-elephant conflict. They also help fund other vital work around the world.
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Elephants play an important role in maintaining their habitat. They’re grazers and browsers, eating large amounts of vegetation every day – which helps shape the landscapes they live in.
Threats that elephants face
Crop-raiding elephants can cause loss of income, food and even lives. Farmers sometimes kill elephants to protect their family or income.
As the human population grows, more and more wildlife habitat is lost or fragmented.
Around 20,000 African elephants are poached every year. Across their range, elephants are killed for their tusks, meat and skin.
Illegal wildlife trade
The last 10 years have seen a surge in illegal trade in elephant ivory and trafficking levels remain high.
How We Can Help
We’re helping protect habitats and improve connections between fragmented areas where elephants live. We're working with governments and local communities to reduce conflict between people and elephants. And we’re influencing policy and legislation to benefit elephant conservation.
We're working with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, to help train law enforcement agencies and lobby governments to improve laws on wildlife crime, including the illegal elephant trade.
Your adoption and support will help us:
- protect habitats and restore degraded biological corridors
- train and equip anti-poaching patrols
- work with local communities to monitor elephant movement and reduce human-elephant conflict
- fund our other essential work around the world
Female elephants live in close family groups, led by the matriarch.
Last minute gift?
Your pack will be sent within 2-3 working days - but allow up to 5 working days for it to arrive.
Elephant adoption FAQs
Yes, you can adopt an elephant with WWF. Donations from elephant adoptions go both directly to support elephants, as well as to fund our wider work to protect nature and our planet. Adoptions are symbolic for donating and supporting our conservation work with different species. By adopting an elephant, you will be supporting a whole group of elephants, rather than one individual.
You can adopt an elephant with WWF from just £3 a month if you pay via Direct Debit, or with a minimum one-off payment of £36. To adopt an elephant, select your donation amount on the widget, click 'Adopt Now' and then complete your donation via our secure online checkout.
You can adopt an elephant with WWF from just £3 a month via Direct Debit, or from just £36 via a one-off payment. Your money could go further if you pay by Direct Debit as this supports our long-term planning and helps keep our administration costs down.
When you adopt an elephant with WWF, 50% of your donation will fund programs of work that directly support elephants while the remaining 50% will fund other projects that need it most. After adopting an elephant you'll receive a welcome pack including an optional toy and note from the WWF team welcoming you on board. We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work by sending you three adoption updates a year.
Elephant adoptions help us; work with wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC; lobby governments to improve laws on wildlife crime & the illegal elephant trade; train and equip anti-poaching patrols.