World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day was created to honor elephants, to spread awareness about the critical threats they are facing, and to support positive solutions that will help ensure their survival. It was established in 2012 by the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and Patricia Sims - the President and Founder or the World Elephant Society.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the African Forest Elephant as "Critically Endangered", and the African savanna elephant as "Endangered". This follows population declines over several decades due to poaching for ivory and loss of habitat. According to recent assessments, over a period of 31 years, the number of African forest elephants fell by over 86% and the population of African savanna elephants decreased by over 60% in the last 50 years.

A Family Affair | Wallhanging by Bruce Lawes | Artists for Conservation 2020

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A Family Affair - Oil by Bruce Lawes. Bruce will donate 25% to from the sale of this work.

This painting of African elephants represents the pure bond they display with each other that we can relate human emotions to their love for family. The painting depicts their interlocked bodies in this composition that leads the eye around the seemingly endless wrinkles dappled with light as this family stands under a tree to seek refuge from the sun. Their skin can look like mini landscapes...

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Confrontation | Wallhanging by Cynthie Fisher | Artists for Conservation 2020

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Confrontation - Scratchboard by Cynthie Fisher. Cynthie will donate 50% to Amboseli Trust for Elephants from the sale of this work.

After 19 trips to Africa, I’ve had quite a few opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants. It is always stimulating, inspiring, and occasionally, nerve-wracking when a big bull turns and gives me a warning look or shake of his head. It doesn’t happen often as park elephants see so many people they don’t get upset normally. The most serious threats I’ve received have come from the...

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Imposing Presence | Wallhanging by Deborah LaFogg Docherty | Artists for Conservation 2020

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Imposing Presence - Oil by Deborah LaFogg Docherty. Deborah will donate 50% to Ol Pejeta Conservancy from the sale of this work.

The African Elephant when seen for the first time in its native environment is life changing. They are kind, gentle, and compassionate creatures that can enlighten anyone who spends time around them. They are highly endangered because of their ivory tusks. I just can't envision a world without them; their loss would be grievous to all of Africa and anyone who has shared their presence.

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Just Having Fun | Sculpture by Douglas Aja | Artists for Conservation 2020

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Just Having Fun - Bronze by Douglas Aja. Douglas will donate 35% to Amboseli Trust for Elephants from the sale of this work.

The title of this sculpture is obviously from the point of view of the elephant. This gives him great enjoyment, not so much for the guineafowl. Like all babies, elephant calves enjoy playing, which includes roughhousing with other calves, playing with objects such as sticks and chasing other animals that aren't too big. They will often hide behind a small tree to ambush their unsuspecting...

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Shake | Wallhanging by Michelle McCune | Artists for Conservation 2020

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Shake - Oil by Michelle McCune. Michelle will donate 25% to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust from the sale of this work.

Elephants are under constant threats from poachers and conflicts with man. In some areas of Africa where hunting is still common, the elephants will behave much more aggressively and often run from vehicles. In protected areas it is much easier to observe and enjoy their fascinating natural behaviors. The inspiration for this piece came from the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. Shaking can be...

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Young Bull                                                | Sculpture by Douglas Aja | Artists for Conservation 2020

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Young Bull - Bronze by Douglas Aja. Douglas will donate 35% to Amboseli Trust for Elephants from the sale of this work.

This bull is about 20 years old. Though sexually mature at this age, he is about half the size of the older males and cannot begin to compete with them for access to females. In natural populations the many older, larger and more experienced bulls will prevent the younger ones from stealing their mate. Also, the females prefer the older bulls. It's not until they reach their mid 30s that...

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Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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Add Artwork | Wallhanging by Betsy Popp | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Betsy Popp
 | Wallhanging by Christine Das | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Das
 | Wallhanging by Ken Wallin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Ken Wallin
 | Wallhanging by Douglass Lockyer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Douglass Leigh Lockyer
 | Wallhanging by Ken Wallin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Ken Wallin
 | Wallhanging by Ken Wallin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Ken Wallin
 | Wallhanging by Ken Wallin | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Ken Wallin
 | Wallhanging by Taylor Frost | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Taylor Victoria Frost
 | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
 | Wallhanging by Christine Das | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Das
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Christine Das | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Das
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Christine Das | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Das
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Christine Das | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Das
 | Wallhanging by Christine Das | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Christine Das
 | Sculpture by Douglas Aja | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Douglas Aja

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 | Wallhanging by Denise Monaghan | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Denise Monaghan
 | Wallhanging by Charlotte Williams | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Charlotte Williams
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Aga.Elliott | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Aga Elliott
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Aga.Elliott | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Aga Elliott
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini
 | Wallhanging by Rosana Venturini | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Rosana Venturini

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