Elephant General Info
- Elephants are the largest animal on land yet an endangered species due to human activities.
- Out of the total elephant population 10% (5,000) of Asian Elephants live in Sri Lanka; a place where the highest density of elephants in Asia.
- Average 300 elephants and humans die each year and there is lot we can do to mitigate human elephant conflict.
- Elephants are part of the Sri Lankan culture and you will find them all over the country in different forms.
- Human Elephant conflict is one of the biggest challenges that has no solution to date.
- Elephants need food and water come to villages, often destroy crops even damage the small houses at night.
Elephants in Sri Lanka
Save an Elephant
- We can help save elephants by supporting and educating the people in these villages.
- Getting involved in ongoing research activities too can help find sustainable solutions in the long run.
- Best way to help is to be a volunteer … do what you can and do what you like to help preserve the nature.