The African Elephant is threatened with extinction because every year over 30,000 elephants are killed by poachers in Africa. It is estimated that every 15 minutes one elephant is killed for their ivory somewhere on the continent. Elephant Aware is a field-based project striving to reverse this trend through boots-on-the-ground anti-poaching methods, awareness, local community partnership and conservation education. Elephant Aware was founded in 2009 and is currently working to improve, as well as seek long-standing solutions, for human-elephant coexistence, wildlife security and Maasai livelihood betterment within the Siana community land, bordering the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, in Kenya.