Elephant Conservation

Elephant Conservation

Photo courtesy of 96 Elephants


In the past 25 years, the wild African elephant population has dropped from 1.6 million to less than 500,000.


Roger Williams Park Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of these majestic land giants. We strive to aid conservation efforts through public outreach and our contributions to research in the U.S., and by funding elephant conservation projects worldwide. In the past decade, we have dedicated an immeasurable amount of staff time and expertise, and through 2015 we will have invested over $130,000 to efforts directed at improving the future prospects for the African Elephant. 
 

WHAT WE DO AT THE ZOO

WHAT WE DO AROUND THE WORLD

Over the past 10 years, we have contributed over $130,000 to the following elephant conservation projects:

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your support of the Zoo through the purchase of memberships, admission tickets, and participation in our fundraising events helps to support our elephant conservation efforts locally and throughout the world.

In addition, please read below about another very important initiative that the Zoo is undertaking this summer, and consider becoming an active elephant conservationist in your own local community.