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About Us

Action for Elephants UK is the only grassroots group in the UK that gives people a place to unite and take action on behalf of elephants. As we are not a charity or NGO and have no obligations to shareholders, corporate boards, or special interests, we are free to take action wherever we believe it will be most effective.

Action for Elephants UK was formed in Oct 2013 by a few individuals determined to fight against the ivory trade that was wiping out Africa’s elephants. Our membership has grown steadily year on year, reflecting the public’s concern for the plight of elephants and the growing demand for an end to poaching, ivory trade, trophy hunting, and keeping elephants in captivity.  We have spearheaded a range of campaigns both in the UK and internationally, and consolidated AFE-UK as a respected and effective action group in the elephant conservation world.

We also support and raise funds for elephant groups and projects on the ground, including in India and Thailand.  We are pleased to have established collaborative links with many other elephant and wildlife groups, including Animal Defenders International (ADI), Born Free, Elephant Nature Park (ENP), Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Four Paws, Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Save the Asian Elephant (STAE), and Voices for Asian Elephants (VFAE).

Elephants have no voice.
Humans are their worst enemy, but also their only hope of survival.

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