The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats

The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats.

Elephants are vital to our ecosystem. Yet the population of elephants is steadily dwindling, by almost 8 per cent every year.   We must step up efforts to manage and protect our biodiversity, including the African elephant.

Erik Solheim, Head United Nations Environment


The Amazing World of Elephants documentary from the AEF project in Ghana entitled: Elephant Conservation Through Law Enforcement And Stakeholder Engagement In Mole National Park And Its Corridors.

Educational Awareness documentary entitled:The Amazing World of Elephants. The d ..

Belgium Contributes to the AEF and Joins the Steering Committee

On 17th February 2015, The Belgium Government announced a new financial contribution to the activities of the African Elephant Fund (AEF), to the tune of USD 50,000.00.

With this new grant, Belgium is joining the group of Donors to the African Elephant Fund and has also earned the third seat of Donors (with Germany and the Netherlands) that sit in the deliberations of the Steering Committee of the Fund.

This new financial contribution is meant to facilitate concrete actions that will make a difference on the ground in the conservation of elephants and contribute to the fight against illegal trade in ivory.

The Belgium Government considers the conservation of the African elephant of the highest importance as the species is essential to the African ecosystem. The African elephant poaching and the subsequent illegal trading in ivory have reached unsustainable levels in recent years. Belgium is an important transit country for the illegal ivory trade. On 9 April 2014, Belgium became the second European nation to pulverize its confiscated ivory stock at a function held at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, in Tervuren, just outside of Brussels. This symbolic stand, which was welcomed by the international community, sent a clear message to the world that illegal ivory will never return into the commercial circuit of the country.