The DodoBahati Foundation supports and promotes the development and implementation of measures for the protection of nature and animals, especially the protection of wildlife in nature reserves and national parks all over the world.
News and Current Issues: Save Virunga’s Elephants!
Elephants in Africa are close to extinction. While 1.3 million elephants were counted on the African continent in 1979, less than 30 years later, in 2007, their number had fallen to only 500,000. Since then, elephant poaching has seen a massive increase because of rising demand for ivory, especially from Asia. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of elephants was reduced by another 100,000, meaning that the elephant population on the continent was reduced by almost a quarter in only 12 years. Corruption, the enormous demand for ivory and the high profits involved make it difficult to protect these unique, intelligent and highly social land mammals. The elephant population in the Congo has been reduced by 90% over the last few years!