We are so excited to share with you this year's long quest directing attention to 12 remarkable endangered species, we are kicking off the new year with the Sumatran Elephant.
Location: Borneo and Sumatra
Status: Critically Endangered
The Sumatran Elephant
A study of one of the most iconic and majestic animals in our earth's history.
Throughout this year, Aurifil and Toadally Quilts will work to generate increased awareness of and compassion for some of the most critically endangered species. They are collaborating with Earth League International and we encourage you to follow along with us to learn more about the featured animals.
In 2012, the conservation status of the Sumatran elephant was upgraded from endangered to critically endangered because half of its population had had been lost in one generation, a decline that is largely due to habitat loss and as a result of human-elephant conflict. Sumatra is experiencing an alarming high rate of deforestation thanks to the pulp and paper industries and oil palm plantations. Over two-thirds of its natural lowland forest has been razed in the past 25 years and nearly 70 percent of the Sumatran elephant’s habitat has been destroyed in one generation. Elephant numbers have declined by a staggering 80 percent in that time, confining some herds to small forest patches. These populations are not likely to survive in the long-term. Click here to learn more about the Sumatran Elephant, what is being done to help their populations, and how you might get involved. (source: WWF, Aurifil)
Check out the January Aurifil Color Builder Thread Club Patterns!
So for those of you who may not be familiar with the Aurifil Color Builders Thread Club, here's the low down. It is a monthly club the delivers 3 large spools of Aurifil 40wt thread, curated to go with a Cassandra Beaver's FPP pattern and Aurifil machine embroidery pattern exclusive for 2021. This year Aurifil is focusing on a new endangered species each month. There will also be free motion quilting inspiration for all sewing levels by Holly Anne Knight and we are providing additional information and facts about these amazing animal in need of our help.
Stay tuned for more info to come on our First Endangered Species the Sumatran Elephant!
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