Asian elephants once roamed across most of Asia, now they’re restricted to just 15% of their original range, in a number of fragmented and isolated populations around south and south-east Asia. They are affected by habitat loss and fragmentation, illegal wildlife trade & human wildlife conflict
Habitat loss is the main cause of population decline, with 69% of potential Sumatran Elephant habitat lost between 1980 and 2005. In a similar time frame, Sumatra also lost 50% of it’s Elephants as a result. On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, palm oil companies have sometimes bulldozed entire indigenous villages as well as vital habitat.
Increasing human populations and need for land are the main drivers of tropical forest loss. Poaching is also a problem in Sumatra, most notably from agriculturists who own or are setting up palm oil plantations. This illegal act of killing occurs through poisoning, electrocution and trap methods.
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A growing trade in elephant skin, used for jewelry, threatens both males and females alike. Young wild elephants are also trafficked from Myanmar into Thailand for the tourism trade
Almost a third of Asian elephants live in captivity, largely in Thailand, India, and Myanmar. Historically, elephants were used in the logging industry, as well as in agriculture and occasionally warfare
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HERE IS HOW YOU CAN
£350 is what Otto Schade’s awesome featured original drawing will cost you but above all what will be given to his chosen charity – Elephant International Foundation.
Here is what Otto has to say about it all –
“We are losing elephants at an alarming rate and especially in Asia.
I support Elephant Family and the ten projects the charity is running across Asia including countries like India, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Elephant Family also recognises that the importance to protect Asian elephants is often understated as many charities focus on the larger elephant families in Africa. The charity’s aim is to challenge it.”
Drawing United will collect all the artwork purchases via this website and will make a donation from the chosen charity website.
Donation receipt will be made public via the site and/or social media channels.
We will also, when possible, ask the chosen charity to acknowledge receipt of the donation via their preferred way of doing so.
A 5% admin fee will be deducted from the total sale amount prior the donation
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