The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of individuals and institutions dedicated to the conservation of African and Asian Elephants worldwide.
We are the catalyst for creating a sustainable future where elephants thrive by linking people and elephants for their mutual long-term benefit.
IEF creates a sustainable future for elephants.
We generate and effectively invest resources to support elephant conservation, education, research, and management programs worldwide. Through our passion, expertise, knowledge, and partnerships we inspire and engage people to ensure a vibrant future with elephants everywhere.
Since 1999, IEF has provided support to over 100 elephant conservation projects worldwide and over $3 million in direct financial assistance.
IEF is an organization working diligently and successfully for conservation of elephants.
The IEF is interested in projects that:
Provide technical, financial and administrative support for management and protection programs for elephant species in their range states.
Provide assistance in managing protected strongholds or zones in natural habitats.
Provide assistance in developing captive propagation and research programs in countries of origin of the elephant species.
Provide assistance in developing captive propagation and research programs ex situ.
Contribute to and participate in the formulation and implementation of a Global Captive Action Plan for elephant species.
Participate in and cooperate with the international captive propagation program and existing regional organizations.