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How can the tourism industry help save Africa’s elephants?
There are many ways, both large and small, that members of the travel industry can take action in protecting Africa’s elephants. Whether you are a travel agency, tour operator or safari lodge, a travel writer or independent traveler, your efforts can make an impact and help the industry build a united front to support this keystone species.
Here are just a few things you can do to help:
Join the S.A.F.E. campaign
- Sign Up for the S.A.F.E. newsletter to keep up with important campaign and industry news.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Pinterest and share our posts, images and videos with your followers.
- Donate to the S.A.F.E. campaign. No matter how small or large, your contribution makes a difference. 100% of your donation goes directly to the beneficiary organizations, making a difference on the ground to stop the illegal poaching of elephants.
- Increase your impact donating through your company’s holiday fund, hosting a fundraiser, contributing through an employee-matching program or sharing a small portion of your bookings to the S.A.F.E. campaign.
Show your support
- Become a SAFE Partner and proudly display your badge on your sales materials, website, and social media pages with a link to the S.A.F.E. website.
- Write a blog, article or post to your customers and/or readers to help educate and spread awareness.
- Encourage travelers to visit Africa. Africa’s economy is dependent on its wildlife for tourism. Travelers’ presence also deters poachers and crime, and encourages local communities to support the protection of elephants.
Advocate for change
Take action by lending your voice
- Tell congress to support conservation programs that help combat poaching but are under threat from severe funding cuts this year at www.96elephants.org
- Sign the global I-worry petition at www.iworry.org to urge global leaders worldwide to abolish the ivory trade.
- Write to your elected representative directly to call for a ban on domestic and international trade on ivory at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
- Support tour operators and lodges with strong eco-credentials – those that make conservation a priority and give back to the community. See highlighted itineraries from our partners.
Educate yourself and others
- Attend our upcoming luncheon series, screenings and events to connect with our partners in Africa.
- Spread the word about elephants, poaching, and the ivory trade to your customers, family and friends and encourage them to get involved.
- Add a message in your client’s safari itineraries: Never buy ivory or other wildlife products. Many sellers mislead travelers by telling them ivory is camel bone or “old” ivory.
- Encourage your customers/clients to visit elephant conservation projects while traveling in Africa. There are many opportunities for travelers to get involved and see the projects of our beneficiaries first-hand such as visiting the elephant orphans, most victims of ivory poaching, at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi. See how and where you can visit our beneficiary partners projects.
Doing something already or have plans that you would like to share? Let us know! Want to learn more about how get involved? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
66%of consumers around the world say they prefer to buy products and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society.
(Source: 2012 Nielsen Wire Survey)
93%of travelers surveyed said that travel companies should be responsible for protecting the environment and 58% said their hotel choice is influenced by the support the hotel gives to the local community.
(Source: 2011 Conde Nast Traveler Survey)
Become a Partner
Join our growing list of organizations that care about the future of Africa’s wildlife. Your support enables S.A.F.E. to fund and promote the critical projects of our beneficiary partners who are working hard to protect Africa’s elephants.
Proudly show your support and feature the S.A.F.E. badge on your website. We encourage you to use your badge on your website, print materials or social media pages and link to the S.A.F.E. website to show your organization’s support as well as help build awareness of the poaching crisis.
Interested in becoming a Partner or want to find out other ways to get involved? Contact Jackie Magid at Jackie@thebodhitreefoundation.org or (212) 967-5895.
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