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Elephant Parade is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation.
Elephant Parade was founded by father and son Marc and Mike Spits in 2006.
Whilst on holiday In Thailand, Marc met a baby elephant named Mosha, who had lost her leg after stepping on a landmine. Mosha inspired Marc and Mike to create Elephant Parade.
“We wanted to help Mosha and create something structural that would be profitable in the long run. This is the only way in which we can provide the elephant a sustainable future”.
The first Elephant Parade exhibition was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2007.
Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, Mosha’s home base in Lampang Thailand, were the first organization to receive contributions generated by Elephant Parade and they continue to receive funds for taking care of Mosha.
The African and Asian elephant are endangered and desperately need our help. Loss of natural habitat, ivory poaching and human-elephant conflict are the biggest issues threatening elephants.
33,000 African elephants are killed each year, or 1 elephant every 15 minutes, mainly from poaching.
There are less than 50,000 Asian elephants left. In the last 100 years, their habitat has shrunk by 95% and their population has declined by 70%.
Known as the “gardeners of the earth”, many plants and animals depend on elephants for their own lives. If elephants disappeared, many other species would too.
The elephant will become extinct in 30 years if we do not do something right now. Elephant Parade is committed to raising funds to make a difference and to help save elephants.
Elephant Parade believe in the power of a global movement to make a happier world. They host worldwide open-air art exhibitions to create smiles and raise awareness of the need for elephant conservation.