Are there any Elephant Apps available for my iPad, iPhone or android?

Here are a few of our favorite elephant apps.


WWF app


WWF has “the world’s most amazing” interactive map that is free. People of all ages will enjoy learning about the world’s endangered animals and will not forget the information that they will hear, touch and see through this app.

DSWT app

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has a free app with details about the Trust, fostering, albums of orphans, rescue maps, news and more. A must have for all sponsor parents!

Nat Geo’s report

National Geographic’s special report on Blood Ivory can be read from your iPad with this free app (you can also listen to the report on iTunes for free)


IFAW Elephant edition

A new interactive app from IFAW that is dedicated to Elephants which was also made available to all CITES delegates at the CoP16.

Mara EleApp

Mara EleApp is designed by ElephantVoices for the collection and upload of observations of the mara elephants. It’s built for Android-based cell phones.

How Can I Make A Difference?

It’s as easy as 1-2-3…

1. Spread awareness about the ivory trade. Share our page with your friends. LIKE us Facebook and FOLLOW us on twitter. Knowledge is the first step to change.

2. Support an elephant. Make a difference in the life of a victim of the ivory trade. Your dollars support both Kavala, an elephant orphan AND the human caretakers who live with the orphans 24/7. Donate here:



3. Sign the Pledge to never buy ivory and to be an ele-ambassador to your family and friends.


Why Ivory?

Ivory has been used in art, music and medicine for almost as long as humans have been walking the planet. However, in recent years, the demand for ivory has become greater than the supply of elephants. Currently, 96 elephants are killed each day for their ivory tusks. At $200 an ounce, a conservative evaluation of the trade in illegal ivory comes in around $1.44 billion a year—enough to motivate some people to kill. And they do. If nothing is done to reduce the demand, elephants will be extinct within our lifetime. 

How Many Elephants Are Killed Each Year?

96 elephants are killed each day for their ivory. That’s 4 elephants each hour. Or 1 elephants every 15 minutes. An estimated 22,000 illegally killed elephants were killed in 2012, at a poaching rate—the proportion of illegally killed elephants measured against total population—of 7.4%. That’s much higher than the natural African elephant population increase, which doesn’t exceed 5% a year.

How Many Elephants Are In the World?

At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants. Today, there are an estimated 450,000 - 700,000 African elephants and between 35,000 - 40,000 wild Asian elephants.


What are some recommended books to read about elephants?

Looking for some good reading material on elephants? Here are some books I have read and can highly recommend. This page will be updated as I continue expanding my knowledge on these fascinating creatures.


An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick

Elephant by Dan Wylie

Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family. Cynthia Moss.

The Elephant Whisperer: Learning about life, loyalty and freedom from a remarkable herd of elephants. By Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

When Elephant was King and Other Elephant Tales from Africa. By Nick Greaves.


If you have elephant books to recommend, please share. Happy Reading!