Recently, Wildlife SOS had a blog posted in the Huffington Post on the topic that raises the question, is there any safe place for elephants left in the world? Here is an exerpt from the article:
By Georja Umano
“Today the world has grown smaller; the human population is expanding and exploding, and the elephants and their ancestral homelands are being systematically disregarded, discarded and destroyed.
Humanity’s ability to travel the world along with our increased capacity to kill, have not been good for elephants and other living creatures. The desire for ivory carvings has made the price of elephant tusks skyrocket. Advanced weaponry, as well as the technologies which allow for night vision, have led to the dark road of genocide. We are witnessing wholesale slaughter of families and communities of an evolved species, as well as the death of thousands of rangers trying to protect them. These crimes are funding terrorism and weakening economies.”
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