The last elephants in the world need our help.
Elephants are facing a population crisis of unprecedented levels. Last year, poachers killed more than 35,000 African elephants for their tusks, which were then smuggled and sold through an extremely profitable — and dangerous — illegal wildlife trafficking industry.
The overall African elephant population has plummeted nearly 70 percent since 1979.
They won’t last much longer — unless we do everything we can today.
Please support us as we bike for elephants to raise money for this iconic and noble species.
Who are you fundraising for?
We’re biking for elephants to raise money for the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), a nongovernmental organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. AWF has a host of awesome programs aimed at helping to protect elephant populations (along with other species).
Some of the great work AWF does for elephants includes:
- Strengthening the incentives for local African communities to protect their wildlife (such as through employment and sustainable tourism).
- Fighting wildlife trafficking on the ground by training and funding wildlife scouts and rangers, and at the borders by funding canine units to detect smuggled ivory.
- Reducing the demand for ivory, such as through outreach and education programs in China, the largest consumer of ivory products.
- Researching elephants and their migration patterns, and conserving land so elephants can have the space they need to roam.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes! All donations are processed through our ride organizers, Climate Ride, and are totally tax deductible. All donors will receive an e-tax receipt via email as record of their donation.