Elephants are essential to our Eco-system. Life would change drastically if elephants became extinct and disappeared. Other species rely on elephants for survival.
In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed the African continent. Today, there are thought to be just 415,000 wild elephants in Africa and less then 60,000 wild elephants in Asia. Asian elephants are recognized as an endangered species. Africa elephants are recognized as threatened. Key threats to elephants are poaching for ivory and habitat loss due to human population.
The Great Elephant census spanned 18 countries and 295,00 miles, making it the largest survey and comprehensive survey of African elephants ever. Results were depressing just 352,271 savanna elephants were found across their current range-a 30% drop in seven years!
David Shedrick Wildlife Trust a haven for elephant and rhino. One of the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation programs in the world.Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in N.Thailand.These are great places to support and visit!
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