In Africa there has been a huge decrease in Elephant conservation. According to media reports, elephants would become extinct in the wild within a few decades.
According to the Guardian, “This species could be extinct in our lifetime, within one or two decades, if the current trend continues,” Dune Ives, senior researcher at Vulcan, a philanthropic organisation run by US billionaire Paul Allen, said. “In five years we may have lost the opportunity to save this magnificent and iconic animal.”
The conference held stated the latest figures from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which reported that the African elephants numbers had dropped from 550,000 in 2006 to 470,000 in 2013. East Africa has seen the worst drop in elephant species, from 150,000 to about 100,000.
The term elephant conservation has gone into a new era. These natural gardeners need space and the wilderness and nowadays these factors are short in supply.
Dealing with the need for space, has given rise to more universal form of conservation, linking networks so they can roam further afield.
There are so many fascinating factors about our great elephant. Their sheer size, their vast qualities, the amount of vegetation and water they are able to consume, their huge hearts their out sized ears and trunks are so fascinating.
They also symbolises the most nicest human traits, they are extremely emotional animals and when groups reunite, after being away for a day, they will fall upon one another, make trumpeting noises and will use their trunks to gently touch each other’s open mouth.
Elephant lifespans are similar to a human and their babies are dependent on their mothers, roughly the same time as humans. Their loving care lavished by elephants by their mothers seems appealing to humans.
Through conservation the elephant population is growing and rising steadily and south Africa is now a conservation stronghold for elephants. Yet in South Africa conservation of elephants often forces difficult choices because these animals overpopulation can destroy local eco-systems and threaten other species.
According to conservationist studies, they agree that the larger the area, the better the chances of nature being self-sustainable.
Below are some facts about this amazing animal:
- The biggest elephant on record was a grown-up male African elephant.
- Elephants can live to be in excess of 70 years of age.
- Only one warm blooded animal can’t hop — the elephant.
- Elephants have a profoundly created cerebrum and the biggest of all the area warm blooded animals. The cerebrum is 3 or 4 times bigger than that of people albeit littler as an extent of body
Individuals hunt elephants predominantly for their ivory tusks. Grown-up females and adolescent go in crowds, while grown-up guys by and large travel alone or in gatherings of their own.
What we as humans can do to save these animals:
Learn more about the elephants in their “keystone” role in the environment and there interrelationships with plants and other animals because all of nature is interconnected.