The African Elephants droppings provide lot's of nutrients for the soil and ground in which that they reside. Their droppings also provide food to baboons and birds that rely on the seeds and nuts that are inside the droppings. They also pull down tall trees and break up thorn bushes, resulting from this, they create grasslands and salt licks which in turn, makes it easier for other organisms that live in the same ecosystem. They also create water holes which provides a stable water source for other animals that nee one.
Today many efforts are being made in order to protect the African Elephant. An international ban has been put on trading their ivory, reduce of conflict between humans and the animals, and reduce the amount of habitat loss that the elephants suffer.
Timeline of events of regarding endangerment
Population Status and Trends
Currently, the elephants are decreasing in numbers as a species. This can be credited to the threats that they face. These include poachers-- wanting ivory, skin, and meat--, habitat loss, and conflict with surrounding communities.
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