As part of the World Elephant Day August 12th, 2017 celebration, I have create online awareness (EMAIL & WATSUP GROUP) of sharing of this global level to more than 5000 peoples belong to – Students Communities, Policy Makers, Organizations, Forest Officers, Teachers, Businessman & Stake Holders.
D. ARULKUMAR, B.Sc (FORESTRY).,
EMAIL ID : firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: TVS Academy Montessori English Medium School, Adaiyur, Tiruvannamalai, India
When: August 12, 2017
WORLD ELEPHANT DAY – AUGUST 12th, 2017
On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants.
World Elephant Day was co-founded on August 12, 2012, by Canadian Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand, an initiative of HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Millions of participants worldwide have shown their concern about the plight of elephants through acknowledgement of World Elephant Day, proving that people love elephants and want to do whatever they can to help.
To facilitates all organizations and citizens to conduct campaigns under the auspices of World Elephant Day,
THREATS FACED BY THE ELEPHANTS
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 killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 remaining.
WHY ELEPHANTS POPULATION DECLINES
-Unchecked Human Population
-Illegal Trade / Poaching for Ivory
-Shrinkage of Elephant Corridors
CONSERVATION EFFORTS MADE BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT
The scheme was launched 1992 by the Indian Government, to conserve the wild elephants
To create Elephant Reserve exclusively for pachyderm living areas, as per the 2017, 34 Elephant Reserve was established by the Indian Government
NATIONAL HERITAGE ANIMAL
In Indian culture Elephant is the symbol of vehicle of god, so our government announced the, Elephant is Our National Heritage Animal of Our Country.
WILD LIFE PROTECTION ACT – 1972
-Schedule – I animal of Wild Life Protection Act.
-“ENDANGERED” Species in the IUCN RED LIST.
-INTERNATIONAL SIGNATORIES – CITES, APPENDIX –I