The Clintons have worked to combat elephant poaching through the family’s foundation. In 2013, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton brought together various conservation groups to partner on a new $80 million programme to fight elephant poaching through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
Such a global crackdown may be necessary to save the world’s largest land animals from extinction. This year, the Great Elephant Census – a thorough, groundbreaking survey across 18 countries – found that populations of savanna elephants have fallen by 30% in just seven years. The news was even worse than many conservationists feared. But the situation is even more dire for forest elephants.