World Elephant Day: species still endangered

Today, 12nd of August, is the World Elephant Day. The lives of those huge, fascinating animals are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.

Present in Africa and in Asia, the population of elephants has drastically dropped since the 19th century and several species are now on the list of endangered species.

In Africa, there are now around 415 000 elephants against 3 to 5 million at the beginning of the 20th century. Some 20 000 are killed each year, which represents a frightening figure of 55 elephants killed per day, mostly for the illegal ivory trade. If nothing is done to stop these killings, African elephants will probably disappear in the next decade.

In May 2016, the Brazzaville Foundation entered into a partnership with one of the leading elephant conservation groups, Stop Ivory, in support of the Elephant Protection Initiative, which aims at protecting elephants and stopping ivory trade. The Foundation helped secure the agreement of the Republic of Congo to the initiative. 

The Brazzaville Foundation reiterates its support for the work of the Elephant Protection Initiative.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

21 September: International Day of Peace

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The United Nations invites people to celebrate peace every 21st September. Today, the organisation is also celebrating its 75th anniversary in New York, on the occasion of the opening of its General Assembly under the theme: "Shaping Peace Together". ...

21-09-2020

World Elephant Day: species still endangered

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Today, 12nd of August, is the World Elephant Day. The lives of those huge, fascinating animals are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.

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Libyan Peace Process : Ollivier method

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23-06-2020

Covid-19: a catalyst for a more equitable investment? by O…

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16-06-2020

Richard Amalvy appointed as new Chief executive of the Fou…

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02-06-2020

Webinar on fake medicines on the 05th June 2020 at 05.00PM…

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02-06-2020

Philip Prettejohn, Honorary member of the Advisory Board

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Trustee since the creation of the Foundation, Philip Prettejohn made Honorary member of the Advisory Board

27-05-2020

The Brazzaville Foundation and the DOC Research Institute …

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We are pleased to announce the signature of a partnership agreement with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. 

26-05-2020

[Op-ed] Combating criminal trafficking in counterfeit medi…

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L'Opinion publishes an op-ed written by Jean-Yves Ollivier and Jean-Louis Bruguière about Covid-19 and the fight against fake medicines.

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