The Big Five Festival
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Habitat loss is one of the key threats facing our wildlife. Many pieces of research on climate change have indicated that the earth is become significantly hotter and drier, resulting in poorer foraging conditions. This situation threatens the survival of the vast majority of species and further complicates the already fragile land issue. Increasing Human-Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) further aggravates the plight of African Elephants and other wild animals. Habitat loss and poaching for ivory has brought the population of African elephants to a catastrophic risk. At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants. Today, there are an estimated 415,000 – 700,000 African elephants and between 35,000 – 40,000 wild Asian elephants. Read More