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World Elephant Day-2022

World Elephant Day-2022


August 12 was World Elephant Day. After the tiger and lion, the animal that floats in front of everyone’s eyes is the elephant. It is the largest terrestrial mammal in the world.

World Elephant Day has been celebrated since 2012.

On the one hand, elephant habitats are destroying due to urbanization and deforestation. On the other hand, this largest land animal in the animal kingdom is becoming extinct due to the black market and poachers.

World Elephant Day was established in 2012 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clarke and Thailand’s Elephant Reintroduction Foundation head Sivaparn Dardarananda to raise public awareness.

More than 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken refuge in various camps in Ukhia and Teknaf of Bangladesh due to ethnic violence in Myanmar. Rohingyas has sheltered by cutting down 6,500 acres of forests and hills in the forest department. Another 2,000 acres of barren forest area around the Rohingya camp have been destroyed for fuel collection.

These mountains and forests were free roaming and shelter for animals. Nevertheless, the sheltering of the Rohingyas has seriously damaged biodiversity.

According to a 2017 survey by the forest department, there were 63 roaming elephants in the forests of Rohingya-dominated Cox’s Bazar South Forest Division. Nevertheless, many elephants have died due to habitat destruction and food shortages.

In addition to establishing sanctuaries to protect wild elephants, environmentalists demand effective action on food resources.

In the last ten years, elephants have decreased by 62 percent worldwide. Many people fear that elephants will disappear like giant dinosaurs in the future if elephant conservation and killing of elephants at the hands of villagers and the nuisance of poachers have not reduced.

The elephant, the largest land animal, is now in danger of extinction, which has become a worldwide concern. Animal analysts have expressed alarm.

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