Here at Love Some Tea, 5% of every sale goes directly to the NAKA Elephant Foundation. We firmly believe supporting our native species and the habitats that surround them.
The Naka Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and well being of elephants; a precious and endangered species. With our extensive network of both worldwide elephant experts network of both worldwide elephant experts and on the ground practitioners, we have access to all elephant related matters -- approaching each with credible expertise. Our key areas of focus include: communication and awareness, elephant field-project funding and awareness, elephant field-project funding and educating the public.
ELEPHANT WELFARE NEEDS STRONGER AWARENESS
There are approximately 13,000 Asian elephants in captivity used for tourism, logging and transport throughout the Asian elephant range countries. For the tourist camps & industry here, there are currently no acknowledged and/or widely used guidelines for best practices for the management and care of elephants. This has resulted in a large number of facilities operating with inadequate capability to manage captive elephants. Such facilities are extremely vulnerable to criticism, creating false assumptions about proper captive elephant management and undermining the reputation of good facilities.
ELEPHANTS ARE THREATENED BY EXTINCTION
In Asia, the available habitat of elephants has shrunk by 95% and its population has declined by at least 70% over the last 100 years to fewer than 50,000 elephants. Even in Africa, where elephant populations are more abundant, 33,000 elephants are killed each year. That's one elephant every 15 minutes, mainly from poaching.
If elephants become extinct, many other species would too.