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The Forgotten Elephants of Sumatra

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Sumatran elephant calf, stumbles over a log. This subspecies of the Asian elephant is critically endangered with less that 2000 across Sumatra, but only a few hundred in the Leuser Ecosystem. Help us put in elephant protection units, collar key herds to get a better understanding of their movements and get some solid science around these amazing animals, to help people understand how important they are to the health of the forest and ultimately climate change. Saving species is the key to saving ourselves. Do your bit, when you can. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last great strong hold of these forgotten elephants of Sumatra.

 

 

These forest refugees can not really go it alone without there family support. Sumatra is still so far behind, @dswt is a great example on how orphaned elephants need constant attention, 24 hours a day, if they are to make it through these dark days. Conflict palm oil and community encroachment has a lot to answer for. A young elephant plays with children outside a veterinary outpost run by the Veterinary Society for Sumatran Wildlife Conservation (VESSWIC) –an Indonesian organization that provides veterinary services to Sumatra’s captive elephant population, which are kept in government-run Elephant Training Centres. This elephant is being rehabilitated after its mother was poisoned on a palm oil plantation in the Leuser Ecosystem.

Help us save the last remaining wild elephants of Sumatra!

 

Any contribution to our Elephant patrols is life changing for these creatures

JOIN & SHARE the movement! https://www.lovetheleuser.org

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