Extinction risk for African elephant is Vulnerable

 

Numbering three to five million in the last century, African elephant populations were severely reduced to its current levels because of hunting. In the 1980s, an estimated 100,000 elephants were killed each year and up to 80% of herds were lost in some regions. In recent years, growing demand for ivory, particularly from Asia, has led to a surge in poaching. Populations of elephants—especially in southern and eastern Africa—that once showed promising signs of recovery could be at risk due to the recent surge in poaching for the illegal ivory trade.

African elephants have less room to roam than ever before as expanding human populations convert land for agriculture, settlements and developments. The elephants’ range shrank from three million square miles in 1979 to just over one million square miles in 2007.

The African elephant is the largest animal walking the Earth. Their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa. They are easily recognized by their trunk that is used for communication and handling objects. And their large ears allow them to radiate excess heat.

Source: World Wild Life

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  1. Carlos Bation

    September 13, 2014

    Save the elephant…hi jent good evening

  2. Vinod Pant

    September 13, 2014

    Jayantee. S.African to invited me!

  3. Tadesse Kebede

    September 13, 2014

    Thanks again concerning African elephants as am African

  4. tariq shah

    September 13, 2014

    Ok Der Jendhamuni Sos
    I Love you

  5. Jayesh Thakkar

    September 13, 2014

    The earth of my dream. Good morning Jendhamuni Sos.

  6. tariq shah

    September 13, 2014

    Der Jendhamuni Sos
    i.love you

  7. Carlos Bation

    September 13, 2014

    Nx week we having orientation about the FAKE TITLES and searching whos the real land owners

  8. Rana Singh

    September 13, 2014

    Oh ! your weekend is with full of work like my weekend .. coz Sunday I have more home work ,,, which having varieties in nature ,,
    Enjoying lot coz family also associated with me ,,, Enjoy your time my friend +Jendhamuni Sos :)))

  9. Rana Singh

    September 13, 2014

    Hahaha nice Idea but i have doubt that whether really you isolate yourself from work ,,, +Jendhamuni Sos At that time you will search assignment again I am sure ,,,:)))

  10. Denize Tuite

    September 13, 2014

    Love your website I think you must be a lovely person

  11. Ajay Agnihotri

    September 13, 2014

    Not only elephants but save all animals, otherwise for next-generation there will be only photographs of these animals. .good morning Jendhamuni.

  12. Alabama G Man

    September 13, 2014

    So sad . Human being are so disrespectful and wasteful

  13. viswa mithra

    September 13, 2014

    GOOD MORNING earth of the nature I birth of mother's world-life journey is god gift-love of the way-it's true-love is living on live life-use your useful life!But good is good is bad is good…..,thought of the day@google of the day a frind's of 'NASA & "ISRO INDIA@earth of the day………………………….@
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    prachandam, kasya paathmajam,
    swetha padma dharamdevam!tham "SURYAM,prana maamyaham…………@
    WISH YOU THE GOOD HEALTH&GOOD FUTURE FOR YOU &YOUR FAMILY
    OMEVENKATESAYA NAMAHA
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  14. yusuf liman

    September 13, 2014

    The beauty of great Africa

  15. viswa mithra

    September 13, 2014

    Love is living on nature@save our nature safe our universe !

  16. viswa mithra

    September 13, 2014

    Love is living on nature@save our nature safe our universe !

  17. Charles Chauka

    September 13, 2014

    Verr nice jendhamuni thx well come Tanzania.

  18. Charles Chauka

    September 13, 2014

    Verr nice jendhamuni thx well come Tanzania.

  19. Hashim Khan

    September 13, 2014

    MOTHER, most beautiful relation in the world

  20. Hashim Khan

    September 13, 2014

    MOTHER, most beautiful relation in the world

  21. Melissa Hirsh

    September 13, 2014

    Please save these gorgeous animals.

  22. Melissa Hirsh

    September 13, 2014

    Please save these gorgeous animals.

  23. louis mansell

    September 13, 2014

    Not ask'n much , but wld U tell'n Me where Ur from ? Ppl such as U r spcl n this world We live n !!!

  24. louis mansell

    September 13, 2014

    Not ask'n much , but wld U tell'n Me where Ur from ? Ppl such as U r spcl n this world We live n !!!

  25. MADY SACH

    September 13, 2014

    LOVE IT ……

  26. MADY SACH

    September 13, 2014

    LOVE IT ……

  27. Miss lyric

    September 13, 2014

    African elephants are such beautiful creatures. Save these animals. They deserve their lives just as much as we do. Make a change:(

  28. Miss lyric

    September 13, 2014

    African elephants are such beautiful creatures. Save these animals. They deserve their lives just as much as we do. Make a change:(

  29. Tajay Grant

    September 13, 2014

    without elephants the world would be nth

  30. Tajay Grant

    September 13, 2014

    without elephants the world would be nth

  31. Philip Towett

    September 13, 2014

    Mother elephant to baby elephant. Come on my dear with you beside me everything is OK

  32. Philip Towett

    September 13, 2014

    Mother elephant to baby elephant. Come on my dear with you beside me everything is OK

  33. Pintu Joshi

    September 13, 2014

    Come with me baby…

  34. Pintu Joshi

    September 13, 2014

    Come with me baby…

  35. RITU siddharth

    September 13, 2014

    Elephant babies are cute &naughty.I salute the mama -baby bonds of these magnificent mammals.Even I may not be so patient with my kids.

  36. RITU siddharth

    September 13, 2014

    Elephant babies are cute &naughty.I salute the mama -baby bonds of these magnificent mammals.Even I may not be so patient with my kids.

  37. Charlene S

    September 13, 2014

    A mothers love 💖

  38. Charlene S

    September 13, 2014

    A mothers love 💖

  39. Tina Chapman

    September 13, 2014

    Elephants are so beautiful they truly love each I just love them let's save them forever .🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘

  40. Tina Chapman

    September 13, 2014

    Elephants are so beautiful they truly love each I just love them let's save them forever .🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘

  41. Debbie Bridgeman

    September 13, 2014

    Elephants are magnificent creatures who have every right to walk this earth in peace. Poachers are vile.

  42. Jnr Ean

    September 13, 2014

    Care for our baby stop abortion

  43. Steve Fuqua

    September 13, 2014

    Beautiful animal, just shoot the poachers!!!!!

  44. Amar Singh

    September 13, 2014

    Everyone's mother care .

  45. apoorva magi

    September 13, 2014

    oooooo so cute………………

  46. MsHeart50

    September 14, 2014

    Uh we better save the African Elephant. They are my favorite animal and are just beautiful.

  47. Paul Stevens

    September 14, 2014

    I want an elephant burger

  48. SKAY WALKER

    September 14, 2014

    I wonder why don't humans ever go Extinct .. As they are the root cause of all the distructions …

  49. kk rana

    September 14, 2014

    Nice

  50. louis mansell

    September 14, 2014

    I think any kill'n of an animal 4 sports or cash benefits is wrong let
    alone self satisfaction , turn the guns on those that do !!!!

  51. louis mansell

    September 14, 2014

    I think any kill'n of an animal 4 sports or cash benefits is wrong let
    alone self satisfaction , turn the guns on those that do !!!!

  52. SKAY WALKER

    September 14, 2014

    What's so hilarious about it Paul … Let me shoot you with my FNP-45 Tactical Handgun trust Me that will be more than hilarious pal ..

  53. SKAY WALKER

    September 14, 2014

    What's so hilarious about it Paul … Let me shoot you with my FNP-45 Tactical Handgun trust Me that will be more than hilarious pal ..


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