Protecting Asian Elephants
Project location: WORLDWIDE
Project start date: September 2005 - Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 0000-12
Beneficiary: Elephant Family
Asian elephants are amongst the world's most magnificent and threatened species. But sadly the future for this iconic animal is under threat. the Asian elephant is running out of time
This year the human population has reached seven billion. Accompanying this growth is the spread of human settlements, farming, mining and railways, all of which are carving up the forest homes of the Asian elephant, marooning wildlife in pockets of forest too small to support them. Deprived of their habitat, starving and stressed herds raid crops and trample villages - causing deaths on both sides.
The long-term survival of the Asian elephant depends on diffusing such conflict and securing their corridors; ancient migratory routes that link one forest fragment to another. It's an almighty challenge - but one we're determined to meet.
All of these projects fit with the aim of the Nando Peretti Foundation to defend the environment and work towards securing a future for one of the world's most exoctic, intelligent and humble animals.