END THE ELEPHANT CRISIS IN ASIA!
Today, there are less than 50,000 Asian Elephants left in the wild. Over the last 75 years, the Asian Elephant population has dropped by over 50%. At this rate, the Asian Elephant will become completely extinct by the year 2100. Unfortunately, many of our own children may see this come to pass if we do not take action.
The Asian Elephant is primarily threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. As the human population continues to rise in Asia, deforestation as a result of urbanization, industrialization, and agricultural expansion follows. It is assumed that today these elephants occupy only a mere 15% of their historic range in Asia. This in turn leaves the elephants with minimal resources and forces them further and further into isolation.
Fortunately, there are many who believe that we can save these gentle giants. Over the last decade, conservation groups across Southeast Asia have come together to collaborate on elephant rescue projects, wildlife sanctuaries, and educational material in hopes of mitigating this crisis.
So how can you help? With every pair of pants you purchase at The Elephant Temple, 10% is donated to the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayaboury, Lao. There, your money is used to give elephants a chance to live at peace in the wild under the protection of their mahouts (the elephant care takers). They are given care when needed, medication whenever necessary, and an opportunity to live at peace in the wild.
You can learn more about what they are doing, and how your contributions are making a difference by following the link to their projects HERE
With the help of our partners, we are fighting to ensure that these elephants are given a second chance at survival. Follow our story, and see how you can make a difference too. Do not let these majestic creatures become something our children only hear about in storybooks. Keep the elephants alive.