About The Asian Elephant

 

Elephants are the world’s largest land mammal with a profound intelligence and emotional range. For thousands of years people in Asia have revered this gentle giant for its strength, wisdom and loyalty. However respect for this huge animal hasn’t been enough to stem a colossal decline in numbers.

Massive loss of habitat has seen wild populations plummet by 90% during the last century and in the span of three generations the world has lost half of its Asian elephants. Human development continues at race with railways, electricity lines and farms slicing up remaining habitat. Poaching and wildlife crime remain a threat and in many places in Asia, competition for the same living space and food has reached crisis point. Human Elephant Conflict is a major threat to both Asian elephants and to the communities that surround them.

Along with physical threats to their survival, the Asian elephant suffers from apathy and a global lack of awareness of their plight. Travels to My Elephant shines a spotlight on their plight, raises awareness and much needed funds. These funds investment in long term solutions for the future survival of this magnificent yet over-looked elephant.