A Sumatran elephant was found with its trunk hacked off. The male elephant's carcass was found in the Riau province of Indonesia. The elephant, regarded as critically endangered, was found with its face severely mutilated and trunk cut off.
Threats to Sumatran elephants include illegal logging, human-wildlife conflict and illegal hunting where poaches kill for the animal's tusks.
Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade
AN ESTIMATED 100 AFRICAN ELEPHANTS ARE BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED EACH DAY BY POACHERS SEEKING IVORY.
The ivory trade is a complicated issue and most trade is illegal. Still, you can find ivory in markets around Africa and Asia, and even in the US and Europe.
The demand for ivory in the Far East is the primary driver of the savage killing of elephants. In the four years up to 2014, the wholesale price of raw ivory in China tripled, reaching the value of $2100 per kilo.
This has fuelled organised crime and insecurity as traffickers smuggle tusks through the same networks as other high-value illegal goods such as drugs. The illegal wildlife trade is worth $10-20bn a year, making it the fourth most lucrative black market after drugs, people and arms smuggling.
URGENT SUPPORT AND ACTION IS NEEDED FROM YOU TODAY. LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND SAVE OUR ELEPHANTS.
WHY WE SHOULD PROTECT ELEPHANTS?
Elephants are extremely important to the places where they live.
They help to shape the landscape. When they trample through forests and undergrowth, they create clearings, making space for new plants and trees to grow.
AT THE CURRENT RATE THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT WILL BE EXTINCT IN 11 YEARS. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO END THIS!
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