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It's #Elephant Resolution Day and TODAY ONLY $1 of every pair of The Elephant Pants harem pants purchased will be donated to the AWF's #conservation efforts.

Help us save more elephants www.awf.org/elephantpants.
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Think you know all the facts behind the #poaching crisis?

Take our 5 question pop quiz to see how you measure up http://bit.ly/2cPzSov #wildlife #conservation
Think you know the real dangers facing Africa’s wildlife? Put your knowledge to the test with African Wildlife Foundation’s Poaching Quiz. You may be surprised about what you learn. Get started!
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We MUST BE THEIR VOICE AN SPEAK SO OTHERS WILL LISTEN NOT JUST HEAR US --Lady Joey
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As many as 35,000 #elephants are killed every year to fuel the global ivory trade.
One of the world's largest #ivory markets is taking a stand to stem the slaughter.

Tell the United States you support the recent ivory. Send your message: http://bit.ly/usfws-ivoryban
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This has to STOP -how do we reach people to stop buying ivory an make them understand the animal "elephant' is far MORE VALUABLE AN IMPORTANT AS aspecies in our world than their tusks - the r beautiful giving loving giants lady joey
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When an elephant eats a farmer's crops, it can also be gobbling up the source of household income that would have paid for school fees and other necessities. As a result, those defending their livelihoods will often harm these animals.

In Uganda, we're mitigating this human-elephant conflict by helping farmers grow chili peppers. Not only does this crop fetch more money than the traditional maize, the smell of chilis also repels elephants. “If I had a spear, I would probably have killed [the elephants],” one community member told AWF. “But now, I have no problems with them.” http://bit.ly/Uganda-Chilis
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i like how you are coming up with new ways to help people while not hurting animals!

can you post an elephant painting?
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Too often, strategic and concerted efforts by law enforcement to intercept wildlife contraband are followed by weak penalties handed down in court.

Through judicial and prosecutorial trainings, we're helping countries like Ethiopia and Kenya strengthen their response to wildlife crime: http://bit.ly/wildlife-laws
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Greedy people is a terrorific damage in many ways; They're criminals and they don't care about nothing. I think the worst is what they do against nature, environment too.
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It's ‪#‎WorldGiraffeDay‬! Today, we celebrate these amazing animals, but also recognize their conservation challenges. Learn more about the world's tallest land mammal: http://bit.ly/awf_giraffe
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Happy International Giraffe Day !
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When poachers kill mothers, their babies are left to die.

Join us today to stop poachers before they strike: http://bit.ly/2cD71TY #poaching #wildlife #conservation
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+Verna Flores YOGI MAHARAJ ON FIRE. THE FIRE ALSO CAN DO NOTHIN…: http://youtu.be/xkD79jmAr2w
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To supply the exotic pet trade, animals like chimps are often poached from their natural habitats.

Every chimp that makes it to its final destination represents as many as 10 that were killed in the process. Join us in saying "NO" to the exotic pet trade: http://bit.ly/wildlifenotpets

#wildlifetrafficking #poaching
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Agree
They don't belong in zoo, circus or pets
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We made it clear that #elephants are worth more than ivory, and the U.S. government listened, placing a near-total ban on ivory.

This is a huge victory in one of the world's largest #ivory markets. Send a message to show your support today: http://bit.ly/usfws-ivoryban.
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so majestic they are! Wish the poachers would stop, this magnificent animal will be extinct. So sad!
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U.S. chooses #elephants over ivory.

Recently, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service instituted a near-total ban on domestic trade of #ivory. Tell Director Dan Ashe you stand with this decision. Take Action: http://bit.ly/usfws-ivoryban
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Poaching isn't the only elephant-issue that exists in the Lower Zambezi ecosystem; conflict between farmers and elephants who eat their crops also must be addressed. We're helping with Conzervation Lower Zambezi tackle both issues through our Urgent Response Fund grants. Here's how: http://bit.ly/AWF_CLZ
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That's a nice elephant
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AWF-trained sniffer dogs have set the bar high when it comes to intercepting wildlife traffickers. At JKIA alone, dog-handler teams with Kenya Wildlife Service have made 26 busts since the start of 2016: http://bit.ly/1X7pJWs
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I HOPE that they caught every criminal.
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Working to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.
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African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa.

We believe that protecting Africa’s wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people – and for over 50 years, we have made it our work to help ensure that Africa’s wild resources endure.

Since its founding in 1961, AWF has worked throughout Africa to develop conservation solutions that benefit both wildlife and people. Thanks to the strong support of our members, we have had many successes: