Threatened species

Wildhood Foundation have chosen to focus on fighting for the protection of ecosystems that is home to the most iconic species of African wildlife. Species that are sadly on the fast track towards extinction. By supporting Wildhood you are supporting the fight against poaching and illegal trade in elephants, rhinos, lions and many other species. Read more about these species and why they are threatened below!

The African Elephant

The African elephant is rated as “vulnerable” and the current rate of decline in population is about 8% per year, primarily due to the current poaching crises. Over 20.000 elephants are illegaly killed every year.

The Rhinoceros

Historically there were hundreds of thousands rhinos in Africa, today there are only about 30.000 left and the decline caused by illegal poaching is rapid.