16th April, 2018 will be… Save The Elephant Day
Elephants are some of the most majestic, powerful yet incredibly gentle creatures in existence. They are almost like the poster child for wildlife communities. Natural parks, reserves, accompanying tourist spots and wildlife conservation groups focus specifically on the elephant in the majority of their campaigns. Despite their high profile, elephants have been under threat for quite a few decades from poachers and traffickers. Their ivory tusks are prized immensely and thus illegal hunting has picked up the pace. Their natural habitats are slowly shrinking as humanity has taken to hacking down whatever remains of this beautiful earth. For this very reason, on 16 April 2018, we commemorate “Save the Elephant day” to raise awareness among individuals worldwide, urging them to protect the valuable life God has placed upon this green earth.
The Elephant reintroduction foundation kick-started the initiative “Save the elephant day” in 2012. Some documentary films have been released since then to highlight the plight of the elephants worldwide and the dire need to save them.
The foundation is based in Thailand though it has branches in many countries.
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE
You can take part in by educating yourself and others on the importance of preserving the habitats of elephants. Their thriving existence is crucial for our ecosystem.
Donating to national and international charity organizations dedicated to saving the lives and habitats of elephants can contribute to their well being. Try to do your research beforehand to make sure the organization is a trustworthy one.
Raising awareness is important. Many people don’t know how specific endangered species of elephants are and how damaging that can be for the ecosystem. Organizing charity events with designated speakers to highlight these issues can be a fantastic step forward in aiding these precious creatures.
Wildlife documentaries featuring elephants can be aired at such events to help the audience grasp the situation better which will encourage them to donate more.
It isn’t just about elephants though. Humans have been hacking at this planet like it’s their playground and with the recent population boom, the problem has reached a critical point. The level of forests have deteriorated dramatically worldwide; the polar ice caps have started melting, global temperatures have spiked.
Setting aside the drastic implications of such environmental changes for humanity, let us for a moment focus on how severely it has affected wildlife all over the globe. From endangered songbirds to polar bears, to ivory tusk elephants, all animals have been harmed.
Despite the organizations trying to stem the downward spiral, it has been tough going. It will take the collective effort of human beings as a species to save this planet.
To save the planet, its essential to do something for animals. They have as much a right to their homes as we have to ours.
Let us do our part in reversing the damage we have so imprudently inflicted upon innocent creatures all over the world in our quest for ruthless expansion.
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