Dedicated to

elephant well-being & ending the ivory trade world-wide!

Composed of advocates from across America - including residents of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Arizona, Massachusetts, Delaware, Vermont, Florida and New Jersey - Elephants DC is dedicated to working with state and federal lawmakers to gain support for new public policy to advance a complete domestic and export ivory trade ban. We concurrently focus on elephant welfare and support reputable field organizations in Africa and Asia; habitat conservation efforts; anti-poaching and anti-smuggling initiatives; and develop education to raise awareness. We seek to protect endangered species around the world.

Elephants DC

Outlaw ALL Ivory Trade

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Our Mission

We support elephant conservation through advocacy, education, and field organization support while working to protect critical species from extinction.

The Elephants DC mission is dedicated to ending the ivory trade while promoting elephant well-being around the world.  

From attending a meeting in Washington DC to connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter, there are plenty of ways to get involved with Elephants DC.



On Oct. 4, 2013, tens of thousands of people united around the world in more than 30 cities for the International March for Elephants. In Washington DC hundreds of participants marched from Friendship Arch to the White House. The DC march  was sponsored by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  through its  iWorry  campaign. 

This year more than 130 cities marched on World Animal Day as part of the global movement to save elephants from extinction! The DC march began at the Lincoln Memorial and ended again at the White House. Thanks to everyone who united around the world and in DC for endangered species in 2014.  

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extinction rate

Approximately 100 elephants are illegally poached every day.

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Elephants DC unites at the White House for elephants on World Animal Day.

 Elephant DC unites president Jen Samuel (center) unites with the Humane Society of the United States-Humane Society International representatives New Jersey state director Kathleen Schatzmann (left) and Iris Ho of HSI; Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (right); and Senator Raymond Lesniak (second from right) to celebrate New Jersey's full domestic ivory and rhino horn sales ban on August 8, 2014 at Maher Terminals in the seaport of Elizabeth, New Jersey. (Photo by Rebecca Nowalski)

bipartisan movement bans ivory sales in new jersey

Senior lawmaker New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak introduced the groundbreaking legislation to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction on April 25, 2014. The ban was sponsored in the State Assembly by freshman Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. The governor signed the measure into law on August 5.

'Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.'

-John Donne 

“But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.” 

― Lawrence AnthonyThe Elephant Whisperer