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 ending the ivory trade and advancing elephant well-being. We 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 initiatives 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. 

In 2014 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.   Learn more.

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.

'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