Asiatic Elephant calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo by Rick Stevens. The Asian or Asiatic Elephant is found in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. They are the largest living land animals in Asia & they are endangered.
"The Northern Region of Ghana is where their precious elephants roam. It is also where they are being threatened with the encroachment of the terrorist group Boko Haram. We are hoping to raise funds to help build up a professional anti-poaching effort. We will be utilizing our efforts in Kenya to blueprint in Ghana." | Photo by Mark Lissier
In school I always enjoyed topics that were generally centered and focused on wildlife and their natural habitats. In class I was exposed to the number of #wildlife that is endangered the history of poaching and deforestation and the impact such activities has had on wildlife. I found out that in the late 60s millions of #elephants had been killed just for #ivory. Today millions of animals are still being killed for all sorts of reasons. Rhinos one of the endangered species on the planet…
It saddens me greatly that these noble animals are being slaughtered in great numbers by poachers. They will end up on the endangered species list if we can't get through people's heads that we can survive without ivory but the elephants can't! Tumblr on we heart it / visual bookmark #15381102