The Asian continent’s largest terrestrial mammal, the Asian Elephant is the structural engineer of their forest homes - creating habitat for other species by dispersing seeds and splitting trees. But they are endangered as a result of deforestation for logging, palm oil plantations and agriculture, illegal wildlife trade, and human-elephant conflict. If we don’t act now, the magnificent Asian Elephant could disappear from the world’s forests in as little as 20 years.
For Asian Elephants, for the next 10 years
Taronga is committed to protecting Asian Elephants by funding wildlife protection units and elephant guard towers, working with governments and other organisations to increase the size of protected wild areas in which elephants can survive and thrive, and continuing our successful participation in the global breeding program. Additionally, Taronga is working in partnership with TRAFFIC to combat illegal wildlife trade through our Wildlife Witness app and by funding a Wildlife Crime Analyst in TRAFFIC’s office.