ELEPHANT ENDOTHELIOTROPIC HERPESVIRUS (EEHV) IS A DEADLY VIRUS WHICH AFFECTS YOUNG ELEPHANTS GLOBALLY. WE WANT TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS DISEASE.
This complex disease is having a catastrophic effect on the global conservation of the Asian elephant and we want to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible to stop more elephants from dying from this lethal disease. Read our Frequently Asked Questions about EEHV here
EEHV DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a two year old elephant calf at Chester Zoo, at a zoo in the USA or in the wild in Asia – this is a problem right around the world which makes it even more critical that we find an answer.
Currently, not enough is known about this disease so we need to carry out vital research to hopefully get closer to finding a way to stopping it killing more elephants. We’re part of the global conservation community committed to the conservation of Asian elephants, so we will continue to carry out intensive research and work to discover more about this virus and how to treat it.
WE DON’T WANT IT TO BE AN EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT FOR THIS MAGNIFICENT ANIMAL.
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION HELP ELEPHANTS?
Your generous donations will help provide additional resources to continue this vital research, which we believe will make EEHV a problem of the past for Asian elephants.
Your money could also help fund treatments which could save a calf should they be diagnosed with the virus. This is what your money could help provide:
£5 will buy blood tubes and swabs to sample an elephant calf and allow diagnosis of the disease
£20 will pay for a PCR test to allow quick diagnosis of the disease and monitoring of a sick calf
£200 will pay for a dose of immune boosting interferon for a sick elephant calf
£650 will pay for a day of antiviral treatment for a sick elephant calf
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Because Act for Wildlife is supported by Chester Zoo there are no admin costs, so 100% of your donation goes straight to our conservation work. That’s pretty special!