Late last year, TOMS Animal Initiative partnered with the Clinton Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society to launch a new shoe product that raises awareness about the elephant poaching crisis.
Ideas into Action
This past week, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton co-hosted a reception with Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, to honor and advance the efforts of conservation groups combatting elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade.
While elephant poaching has been a serious challenge at different points in time for more than a century, it has recently risen to alarmingly high levels. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African elephant population has dropped from 1.2 million in 1980 to just 420,000 in 2012.