Can you give up a coffee a day in May?

Can you give a coffee a day in May_

Here at EAI, we are fortunate to have Carol Buckley as our inspirational leader, and an active Executive Council who cares deeply about elephants. 

To honor Carol on her birthday (May 18th) as well as her four decades of commitment to this important work, the EAI Executive Council would like to invite YOU, our dear supporters, to join them in a special "40-for-40" challenge.

Click on the video for a message from our founder Carol Buckley.

THE GOALS: To raise $100,000 for Mundi's Move and bring Mundi the elephant from post-disaster Puerto Rico home to Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), and to fund the world-class barn where she will live out the rest of her life in a natural settings with other compatible elephants.

THE 'HOW': We are gathering 40 of our supporters to raise $1K each, using Crowdrise.com, to honor each year of Carol's 4 decades of work.

THE BEST PART: Every dollar up to $50K will be matched by the Nature Defense Foundation, meaning your $100 contribution becomes $200 and so on.

Anyone can run a $1K campaign - even YOU! It just takes 10 of your family or friends giving approximately the cost of a cup of coffee a day for a month - or $100 - to reach your goal.

When you raise $1K, you'll become a founding member of the barn build. Your name will appear on a permanent plaque and you'll have access to special videos and photos of the project every step of the way. Click here to join, and you'll have our support - from email examples to social posts and more - to help you invite your friends and family to join you in reaching your goal.

LET'S GO! The faster we raise the funds, the faster the barn can be built and we can bring Mundi to her new home. And even if you don't run a campaign, every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference. CLICK HERE to give, or to join the team.

Reading this on mobile? You can give via mobile! Text ELEPHANT to 41411 and you'll be prompted to give to the campaign.

Join the team and create your own fundraiser
Carol Keynotes Free the Elephants Conference

Free the elephants conference _ film festival

On April 27th, Carol Buckley will give the keynote speech at the Free the Elephants Conference in Portland, Oregon. Carol will share her vision for the future of elephant advocacy in a talk entitled "Changing Hearts, Changing Minds, Changing Culture."

You can find out more about this event here.
Barn Update!

We've been working tirelessly at ERNA and making great progress on our elephant barn! The barn is the final step before we can host elephants on this magnificent 850-acre property.

So far, we've poured the caregiver floor and formed the concrete building pillars, erected the steel frame, installed the insulation and attached the exterior siding. The roof is going on this week. We still need to build the sand stalls and steel pipe corrals before the elephants can have access.

This has been a huge project. We are eternally grateful to our team of hard workers for getting this phase of barn construction up so quickly. Thank you!
UK Strict Ivory Ban

We applaud the United Kingdom for its new ivory ban, which we hope will be the impetus for a wave of change across Europe. The ban will be one of the strictest in the world, with violators facing jail time and fines. You can read more about the ban here.
As always, we greatly appreciate your interest, commitment and help. You make our work for elephants around the world possible. Thank you!
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