international annual event is observed to create awareness about preserving and
protecting the elephant across the world.
The Day urges the importance to
protect the intelligent and huge animal from extinction.
World Elephant Day: Brief History
The first international Elephant Day was celebrated on 12 August
The observation of World Elephant Day was initiated by the Elephant
Reintroduction Foundation and filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark.
day was officially launched on 12 August 2012. World Elephant Day is dedicated
to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants.
The main objective
of the World Elephant Day is to create awareness on elephant conservation and
to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better protection and
management of wild and captive elephants.
World Elephant Day aims to make people understand the need
for better protection for elephants and other wild animals.
threats like mistreatment in captivity, poaching, Human-elephant conflict, and
loss of habitats.
Elephants are listed under the IUCN Red List of threatened
Asian elephants are listed as Endangered species
The African elephant is currently listed as Vulnerable