ALERT: An Appeal for South India's Wild Elephants
Their survival depends upon maintaining and establishing corridors between large habitats
TAKE ACTION: Asian elephants once ranged throughout most of Asia, but their habitat has been reduced to isolated fragments, often with boundaries that restrict traditional migrations and gene flow. An expanding human settlement/wildland interface has lead to increased pressure on populations due to human-elephant conflicts ranging from poaching to crop-raiding and roadkills. Habitat fragmentation [search] leads to the isolation of populations, and for wide-ranging animals, it may result in several isolated populations that are too small to be viable. It is imperative for continued existence of Asian elephants in India [search] that immediate efforts be focused towards protecting known key populations and creating corridors that can facilitate animal migration and gene flow. We are appealing to you to PLEASE immediately write to the Government of India, to DEMAND that they get serious about protecting South India's wild elephants!