African elephants face a number of threats in the wild, edging them closer to extinction. From illegal killing for the ivory trade, trophy hunting and habitat destruction as human populations expand, to retaliatory killing for destroying crops – these factors have played a part in the overall decrease in African Savannah elephant numbers by as much as 60% over 50 years.
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African elephants face many threats in the wild, edging them closer to extinction.
From illegal killing for the ivory trade, trophy hunting and habitat destruction as human populations expand, to retaliatory killing for destroying crops – these factors have played a part in the overall decrease in African Savannah elephant numbers by as much as 60% over 50 years.
WHY ADOPT AN ELEPHANT?
Adopting an elephant helps to support Born Free’s work in preventing elephants’ mistreatment and endangerment. We work to stop elephants from being poached and killed for their ivory, as well as support ranger patrols that monitor and protect the elephants in the wild, and work with local communities to reduce conflict between people and elephants.
Our Elephant Family are a large herd, who live in Kenya’s Amboseli Park, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. They are monitored by the Amboseli Elephant Research Project – the longest-running project of its kind in Africa. By adopting the Elephant Family, you will help to fund this vital project, as well as supporting Born Free’s campaigning to end the keeping of elephants in captivity, campaigning to end trophy hunting and the ivory trade, and work with elephants in other parts of Kenya.
With only 415,000 African elephants left in the wild, it’s more important than ever to support their population.
ADOPTING AN ELEPHANT AS A GIFT?
For adopt an elephant gifts, the adoption certificate can be personalised with the name of your choice when you purchase the adoption. If you choose a physical adoption, delivery can be arranged to a separate address; if you choose a digital adoption the adoption pack will be sent to you, for you to pass on to the recipient. If you gift someone a physical adoption, they will receive printed copies of Born Free’s My Adopt magazine twice a year; if you choose a digital adoption, digital copies will be sent to you.
NEED HELP WITH YOUR ELEPHANT ADOPTION?
Read our FAQs below or call our customer support team on 01403 240170.
Adoptions last one year (those paid monthly by direct debit roll over until cancelled).
For VAT purposes, of your total donation, £13.50 (inc. VAT) if you opt to receive a soft toy and £6.00 (inc. VAT) if you opt not to receive a soft toy, will be considered as payment for the benefits received.
Helping us protect elephants from the ivory trade with an animal adoption couldn’t be easier:
- Select the amount you want to pay by Direct Debit each month: £3, £5, £10 or more, or if you prefer a one-off payment you can choose to donate any amount from £36
- Fill out your adoption details including the name on the certificate and the start date
- Complete your billing & delivery details
- Enter your payment details. You can pay by card or PayPal
You can choose to donate either from £3 per month, or a one-off payment from £36, depending on your preference. The more you donate, the more we will be able to achieve for these beautiful creatures and don’t forget, we’ll keep you updated as we progress!
Choosing to pay by Direct Debit helps your money go further; it helps our long-term planning and keeps our administration costs down.
When you adopt an elephant, you will receive either a digital or physical adoption pack, depending on what you chose. The pack contains a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and photo for display. You will also receive a copy of our bi-annual My Adopt magazine with exclusive updates, and if you chose a physical pack with a soft toy, you will receive an elephant soft toy.
Most importantly, you adoption helps us deliver our vital conservation work, ensuring we protect elephants and their vital habitats.
Digital adoptions mean no packaging, minimal carbon footprint and maximum support for your adopted animal, and Born Free’s work. Digital adoptions mean 33% more of your adoption fee will go directly towards helping animals, compared to choosing a physical adoption pack.
You will receive the digital pack by email, containing all the adoption documents and a personalised adoption certificate, which you can either keep for yourself, or forward on to your chosen recipient if you are buying the adoption as a gift.
We will process and send your order within 3 working days and would normally expect it to arrive within 7 working days to addresses within the UK. Please allow 28 days for delivery on overseas orders. Please note – we cannot hold orders for delivery on a specific date.
For overseas orders, customs charges may be levied prior to delivery. We would suggest checking to see if these may apply before placing your order.
Orders do not need to be signed for but come in a box which won’t fit through the letterbox, so you will need to be available to accept the delivery. It will either be left in a safe place or a card will be left if you’re unavailable.
We have a magazine where you will be able to track the progress of your elephant adoption. In addition, we send emails to keep you posted.
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