The TOMS Animal Initiative is a series of partnerships planned to conserve and protect animals. These Classics support our latest partnership with the Clinton Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Society, who are working together to save African elephants. These elephants are being killed by poachers at unprecedented rates for their ivory tusks, and urgent action is needed to ensure their survival.
Together with governments and organizations around the world, the Clinton Foundation and WCS are tackling the elephant poaching crisis on three fronts: by stopping the killing, stopping the trafficking, and stopping the demand.
To learn more about ways to get involved with WCS and the 96 Elephants campaign, please visit www.96elephants.org.
We launched The TOMS Animal Initiative by partnering with Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporting a population of mountain gorillas who are threatened by poachers and habitat destruction.
TOMS Chief Animal Lover Heather Mycoskie was inspired to start the TOMS Animal Initiative when she learned that wild lions are at risk of being extinct.
"I felt like there was so much we could do by coming together to save these and other majestic animals," says Heather. "Combining my love for animals and my love for TOMS made perfect sense."
Through the TOMS Animal Initiative, TOMS will be partnering with non-profit animal conservation organizations to drive awareness and funding for global animal protection.
I felt like there was so much we could do by coming together to save animals. Heather Mycoskie