Protecting Elephants in Sumatra
While the Sumatran Orangutan gets the majority of the media play, it’s the elephants who are facing a higher proportional threat to their home range in Aceh, and the impact from this is likely to be much greater.
When the home range of the elephants are damaged through the expanse of roads, mining and industrial agriculture (palm oil and other commodity plantations such as rubber, timber and soy), it’s often elephants and communities who suffer as human wildlife conflict escalates while elephants seek new lands.
Protecting the forest for the elephants also protects the communities. It’s a win win. http://a.ran.org/a7
photo: Senior Forest Campaigner Gemma Tillack
(via: Rainforest Action Network)