Elephants are one of the biggest animals alive on the planet still not extinct, but they are on the verge of becoming extinct. The top reason that this problem is happening is poaching.
Poachers kill the elephants for only one reason, their tusks which is made of a material called ivory. Ivory is made into different cultural items. Some of which include bracelets, necklaces, decor, etc. Most ivory buyer has no clue about what is behind the jewelry they are buying, so ivory is not something people (NEED) to live. Also if poaching was stopped there still would be a significant amount left from the elephants dying naturally.
Others say that poaching is a natural resource for most people in Africa. Without poaching there would be no more natural resources the relie on. On the other hand if they kill the elephant to extinction there would be nothing to relie on. Again if no poaching existed there still would be a decent amount of ivory left.
They can relie on when elephants die naturally and then sell them. So therefore they can keep the elephants safe until they pass away. They may also get paid by working for the foundation or by the goverment.