Endangered Elephants

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Endangerment of Asian Elephants

Visiting your nearest zoo for a family day and bonding with your family over the views of wildlife is supposed to be fun right? Have you ever thought about how these animals got in the zoo? Zoos are for entertainment purposes, whether or not it affects the species. Not only are elephants captured for entertainment purposes, but for human resources as well. Threats and solutions are being taken into consideration and are being acted upon at this time. Poachers and trophy hunting are a couple of common ways that elephants are becoming endangered. Tusks are sold for high prices due to the ivory material. “The largest threats to the Asian elephant are poaching and habitat loss.” (animalplanet.com).
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One way to stop this is to stop buying or selling ivory. Ivory can be in pretty much anything that involves everyday uses, according to mnn.com, “Ivory has traditionally… and carved trinkets.” Buying elephant-friendly products such as coffee and wood where it was certified timber and fair trade coffee or also look for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) other than plantations that destroyed habitats. Supporting conservations are always a good way to put in a helping hand with endangered elephants. Avoiding supporting non-elephant friendly businesses such as zoos, museums, circuses and similar places can end up putting such places out of business without your money. Adopting an elephant and going the extra mile can also help conservation. Of course no one would take home an actual elephant and raise it at their home is possible, but being in touch with an adopted elephant and making sure they get the care they need is a good way to help out. There are possible groups of people who’d protect elephant life and habitats from being destroyed or being harmed in any way. Reducing elephant and human conflict such as farmers growing crops that arent attracted by elephants and making all areas illegal for logging that are in a 100 mile radius of elephant habitats. Businesses could produce elephant-friendly products that could possibly gain more money because of the friendliness. Cities that have involvement of elephant habitats could monitor the population and maintain habitats and decrease any sort of threats could be a significant way to decrease endangerment. According to Wildlife Conservation Society, “40% of the total Asian elephant population is in WCS sites and landscapes.” Increasing this certain conservation can make the percentage higher if more people got

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