Although I have been a lifestyle and travel blogger for years, it feels sad that we are taking nature and other species lightly.
As we were reading the latest news, one news came across where the Wild African Elephants are now under endangered species list. As a young kid, I used to watch many nature-related channels and used to admire these majestic species.
Africa, where nature and humans co-existed for a long time is home to African Elephants. Little did we know that there are sub-species of African Elephants where the larger savanna elephants are found in plains of sub-Sahara and the darker ones are found in central and west African forests.
Scientists have come to the conclusion that both of these species are endangered and the official statement from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the list of threatened species.
The role of these African elephants is a major one as far as eco-systems are concerned and there is a sense of urgency to save these species and it is possible to do so. The species is now threatened due to poaching which is the major reason for this endangerment.
The poaching of wild African elephants due to their tusks was at an all-time high in the year 2011, but it has changed most significantly in the part of East Africa however, other regions are yet to see the decline in poaching which includes Central and West Africa where it has worsened.
As per the survey by the International Union of Conservation of Nature conducted in the year 2016, there were 415,000 forest and savanna elephants remaining in Africa.