For over 40 years, Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) has been fighting on the front line to protect the African elephant and ensure its survival. This can only be achieved by implementing a complete trade ban on ivory. Since 1989, FFW has held observer status at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The team of experts at FFW is an influential voice in decisions made at CITES, signifying huge strides in the battle to protect elephants.
It also supports the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) on a scientific, logistical and financial basis. The AEC is a consortium of 30 African countries, which aims to achieve a healthy and viable elephant population free from the threats of the international ivory trade.