Save The Elephant Day
Elephants are the largest land animal, but they are also the gentlest giant in the animal kingdom. Elephants are beautiful, intelligent, and emotional in the wild. Unfortunately, their numbers have been declining rapidly due to a variety of threats, including poaching.
Save the Elephant Day is a day to educate people about elephants, their plights, and encourage everyone to help them survive.
There are three types of elephant currently found in Africa and Asia: The African forest elephant, Asian elephant, and the African bush elephant. These gentle giants are large and intelligent due to their size and ability to use their trunks well. They can display emotions like joy, anger, and grief.
Elephants communicate well with each other by making a variety of sounds, including infrasonic and creating seismic vibrations over large distances. They also use touch to greet one another. Elephants are able to sense smell and can even swim with a snorkel thanks to their impressive trunks.
Because of their impact on the environment and the fauna and flora around them, elephants are known as keystone species. Because of their size and strength, they can shape the habitats in which they live. For example, by digging new watering holes. They are vital in spreading seeds and facilitating the reproduction many plant and tree species.
They are also valued in human culture for their wisdom, strength, and sociable natures. They are often featured in architecture in the form of carvings on cave walls, Buddhist temple sculptures, and stone carvings on Gothic churches. They are also revered in many world religions. They are believed to hold the souls and be linked with lightning and thunder, and have been revered by various world religions. The most well-known example is Ganesha, a Hindu god who is shown as having the head and elephant ears.
In Asia, elephants are often used as work animals. They can be used to transport heavy loads or carry heavy loads. They were used in many wars, even back in ancient times.
Despite our love and debt to these incredible animals, our treatment has unfortunately led to a decline of numbers and an increase in the number of abused and exploited Elephants. The ivory trade is the main cause of population decline. Although it was banned in large part by the 1980s, illegal poaching continues today with one African elephant being killed for its tusks.
Habitat loss and fragmentation are other threats to elephants, often caused by increasing urbanization and conflicts over crops. Many elephants are neglected and maltreated in captivity. These include those that are used as tourist attractions or in circuses.
Unfortunately, both Asian and African bush elephants have been listed as endangered species by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, African forest elephants are considered critically endangered with their population rapidly decreasing.
These facts are indeed sobering but there is hope! Numerous organizations are working to increase wild elephant numbers and to rescue those who have been rescued from difficult circumstances. Real change is possible: lobbying efforts in China recently led to the ban of ivory trade in 2018, making it less dangerous for elephants.
Save The Elephant Day is a day when people are educated about the amazing elephants and then make an effort towards improving the alarming statistics concerning their numbers by donating money to conservation organizations. We can all work together to save these endangered creatures. That’s why Save The Elephant Day exists!
Supporting or volunteering for an organization that works to conserve elephants is a great way to celebrate Save The Elephant Day. These organizations, such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and the Elephant Crisis Fund(ECF), do an excellent job of protecting these animals. There are many ways that you can help them.
You could even save money by going to an elephant sanctuary. These projects help to rescue abused animals from exploitation and house wild elephants who are sick or orphaned. It is possible to visit Africa and Asia to see elephants in their natural habitat.
Save the Elephant Day is about spreading awareness. Take the time to research facts about elephants and then make an active effort to educate others. You could share information on social media, post flyers and support the elephant by organizing events and fundraising.