Wildlife Conservationists Come Together in New Efforts to save Endangered Elephant and Rhino Populations

Did you know that, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, an average of 96 elephants are killed every day, for a jaw-dropping total of 35,000 per year? Meanwhile, more than 1000 rhinos were poached and killed last year—the Western Black rhino is now officially extinct. This is exactly why the Wildlife Conservation Society named its new conservation coalition 96 Elephants. From safari camps and zoos, to ad agencies and hotels, companies around the world are joining the cause, and making a day-to-day effort to stop elephant killings. They’re working together to lobby the government, raise public awareness and raise funds for elephant conservation and research. Of course, individuals are also encouraged to join the effort in saving these endangered animals. 

Lena Katz

Lena Katz is the author of the Travel Temptations series (SIP, SUN, SNOW), published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009. Lena is also a travel expert for Celebrations/1800FLOWERS and WEtv (online and on-air). She contributes to the South China Morning Post and ABC News online. Lena is a former Orbitz Travel blogger and former columnist for the LA Times. She's been published in Brides Magazine, Robb Rep...(Read More)

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