The International Union for Conservation of Nature has revealed that the
Sumatran elephants are at the edge of extinction and they might get
extinct within the next 3 years if proper measures are not taken to save
the elements. The Union has also enlisted the Sumatran elements in
their “critically endangered” list.
The decline in the number of
Sumatran elephants is a direct feedback of clearing of natural habitats
for timber, palm oil and paper production. The decline is also a result
of clash between elephants and local villagers. Elephants often enters
human populated areas in search of food and destroy the crops. Most of
the times, elements are shot dead.