Organizations supported by the ECF have made great strides in elephant protection. In more and more core elephant areas, poaching activity is being thwarted.
Law enforcement agencies, many of them supported by the ECF, have caused serious disruption to trafficking networks, making a number of high profile arrests. Poaching has been reduced in Kenya where recent aerial counts indicate that elephant populations are stable or increasing.
China, where demand for ivory is highest, closed down their domestic trade at the end of 2017. The price of ivory has fallen, although it remains too high to deter poachers and traffickers.
To date, the ECF has funded 290 projects and 80 organizations in 38 different countries across Africa and the world.