Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) Trunkline Magazine: March 2016 - Page 5

The Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Spring 2016 • 5 CONSERVATION SAVING OUR ELEPHANT FRIENDS D id you know? Twenty-five cents from every Louisville Zoo general admission ticket and one dollar from every membership now goes to conservation. Just by visiting the Zoo or becoming a member, you play an important part in helping vital conservation efforts around the world! Get to know more about one of our conservation partners that you help support — International Elephant Foundation (IEF). Elephants are at risk primarily due to habitat loss, poaching, illegal ivory trade and human-elephant conflict issues. IEF’s mission is to support and operate elephant conservation and education programs in managed facilities and in the wild, with an emphasis on management, protection and scientific research. Since 1999, IEF has provided support to over 80 elephant conservation projects worldwide [