Action for Elephants UK is a grassroots group working to help stop the slaughter of elephants, advocate against their captivity, and ensure their survival as a species. On our website you will find information about elephant populations in Africa and Asia, the challenges they face to survive, and the groups that rescue and rehabilitate badly suffering captive elephants. Please take a few minutes to learn about these highly intelligent beings which have been on our planet for millions of years but have seen 95% of their population wiped out by humans in the past one hundred.
Today, besides poaching, the biggest threats to elephants in the wild are conflict with humans, habitat loss, and the effects of climate change, while in captivity they suffer abuse and cruelty. They are also killed by trophy hunters, with even the rarest tuskers being targeted. No place is safe for them, and the political will to protect them in their remaining range countries is not as strong as it needs to be to ensure their long-term survival.