Save the elephants

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Each year, Arvid Nordquist donates USD 25,000 to the African Wildlife Foundation.

Greater demand for ivory has led to massive illegal hunting on the African continent. Thousands of elephants are illicitly killed every year. Arvid Nordquist plays an active role by donating every year to the African Wildlife Foundation and their rescue projects that seek to shut down the illegal trade in ivory.


By purchasing Wanyama, you are enabling the partnership between Arvid Nordquist and the African Wildlife Foundation to continue, which means you are helping to save the African elephant.

Thank you letter from the AWF. 


Ivory taken from an elephant in Africa travels great distances to reach the consumer, along a well-developed supply chain with large networks. To stop the killing of elephants, we need collaboration between multiple actors and action on several fronts. Below is an example of the illegal ivory trade and the measures the AWF is taking to stop this, with the help of donations.

The African elephant lives across large areas of sub-Saharan Africa and the rainforests of Central and West Africa. Elephants can live in almost any environment that provides plenty of food and water. Weighing in at 3-5 tons, it is hardly surprising the elephants need a lot of food. Their diet comprises grass, fruit, roots and bark. They roam over large areas in the hunt for food. They can eat up to 136 kg food and drink 30-50 litres of water a day.

Elephants are social animals that live in small family groups, usually made up of an older matriarch and several generations of female relatives. The males are often solitary, but can live in small groups of three or four bull elephants. They take care of weak or injured members and are even thought to grieve over dead friends.