World Elephant Day is an annual international event dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. Despite their beauty, majesty, and critical role in maintaining the health of our ecosystems, African and Asian elephants face significant threats to their existence. Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict, and abuse in captivity are just some of the factors contributing to a steep decline in elephant populations, even potential extinction.
At DCEFF, we recognize the urgent need for elephant conservation on an international scale. In honor of World Elephant Day, we are pleased to share some of our past Festival films that spotlight elephants and global preservation efforts, including anti-poaching policies and patrols, ivory bans and stockpiles, protection of elephant habitats and reserves, and many other important initiatives. Take a look at our films and the powerful stories they tell here.
Ashley Bell | 76 min. | 2018
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