Our vision: The ESCAPE Foundation strives to protect and restore endangered and threatened wildlife species across the globe by encouraging the collaboration of world-class talent and local expertise.


Because of the international demand for ivory, elephants in East Africa are prime targets for poachers. ESCAPE Foundation is supporting scientific and educational efforts coupled with direct intervention to stop this brutal practice.


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Recent News

Kenya’s Biggest Elephant Killed By Poachers
By Paula Kahumbu - The Guardian - Friday June 13, 2014

Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, bearers of genes that produce bull elephants with huge tusks reaching down to the ground. This news follows hard … Continue reading

The Samburu know the land and its animals better than anyone: ‘The elephant is an elder to us – it is taboo to hurt one’ (Kenya)
Evgeny Lebedev, The Independent February 1, 2014

The Samburu tribe once lived side-by-side with elephants in Kenya’s remote Milgis region. Now, they tell Evgeny Lebedev, they have joined the battle to help protect their endangered ‘brothers’ ————– “The first man said the elephant is like us, like our brother, and … Continue reading

With a New Year in China comes a new campaign
Grace Ge Gabriel, IFAW January 30, 2014

Chinese New Year is a time for giving, when millions of Chinese visit families and friends bearing gifts to celebrate the dawning Year of the Horse. What better opportunity leading up to this momentous holiday than to launch a widespread public awareness campaign, in which we … Continue reading