All any of us should ever want or hope for from our lives is to leave the world better than how we found it. That should be everyone’s ultimate goal. Protecting creatures that cannot protect themselves is part of making a better world.
Inhabiting the jungle in southern Asia, these elephants are endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching for their desired tusk. Besides habitat loss and poaching, fencing along the India-Bangladesh border has become a major impediment to the free movement of elephants.
The major threat facing the Asian elephant today is habitat loss resulting from deforestation. Other causes include poaching for ivory, isolation of elephant populations and human-elephant conflict.
Development such as border fencing along the India-Bangladesh border has become a major impediment to the free movement of elephants.
How you can help
- Don’t buy ivory products. Illegal trade in elephant ivory is a continuing problem, posing one of the greatest threats to elephants today.
- Adopt an elephant: WWF-US & International | WWF-UK | WWF-Canada
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