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)
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