How Humans impact Asian Elephants by: Sydney Wilkins

Asian Elephants are Scientifically known as a Elephas Maximus. Asian elephants are considered endangered species. They can live up to 48 years old. Asian elephants live in Nepal, India, and southeast Asia.

Habitat: The Asian elephant lives in many different types of forest environments, such as tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, moist deciduous, dry deciduous, and dry thorn forest.

Human Impact: Asian elephants are impacted a lot by poachers killing them for their tusks and humans destroying their environment.

Many Humans kill elephants for the ivory in their tusks which has caused the Asian elephant to become endangered. A way to fix the poaching issue is to help places that are against poaching and strive to catch people poaching and to get them in trouble. Roughly 100 elephants are killed each day for the ivory or their meat. Another way to help is to populate elephants more so that they don't die completely. There are many elephant centers and breeding centers to help hurt elephants and to help populate elephants. You could help hurt elephants by donating to places that help hurt elephants.

Another issue is loss of habitat. Humans are chopping down forest and leaving many elephants with no where to go but to get closer to populated cities which is an issue because elephants are large animals and need space to move around and it makes the elephants more likely to die and to be killed. A way to stop the habitat loss is to plant more trees and to use less paper and to support places that stop the cutting down of trees.

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