Following population declines over several decades due to poaching for ivory and loss of habitat, the African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is now listed as Critically Endangered and the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
Like all elephants, they have beautiful tusks on either side of their faces. Unfortunately, this ivory makes it a target for poachers who slaughter elephants to obtain it. The tusks of these forest-dwelling elephants are denser and more desirable to carvers than the ivory of any other species. About 62 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their ivory in the last decade.
International Conservation Fund
International Conservation Fund support rangers in one of the oldest and poorest National Parks in the world to protect and return animals such as lions, elephants and rhinoceroses. ICF is a platform set up to raise awareness and funding for projects dedicated to support the protection of wildlife in the last remaining critical wildernesses around the globe.
Since 2019, the ICF has been supporting the Forgotten Parks Foundation (FPF) with the protection and rehabilitation of a special area called the Complexe Upemba Kundelungu National Parks (the Forgotten Park).
Imagine buying a digital image of an African Forest Elephant that can save a real elephant in Africa. This can happen sooner than you think. A conservation non-profit group - "International Conservation Fund" is working on an NFT art project called “African Forest Elephant”, which will allow anyone around the globe to contribute to protecting our natural habitat of Africa.