World Elephant Day
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World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on 12 August to raise awareness about the conservation of elephants around the world.
Poaching is the first threat facing elephants.
Habitat loss, human-elephant conflict, abuse by humans and other issues are some of the issues that affect elephants.
World Elephant Day is also celebrated to draw people's attention to these issues and to tell them the importance of protecting this humble animal.
Theme of 2022 - Bringing the World Together to help Elephants
World Elephant Day was first celebrated on 12 August 2012.
It was due to the efforts of Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims and the Elephant Breeding Foundation of Thailand that August 12 was celebrated as World Elephant Day.
World Elephant Day aims to spread awareness about the plight of Asian and African elephants.
Some facts about elephant
Elephants are the largest land mammals found on Earth.
The African savanna (bush) elephant is the largest land animal on our planet.
It has 3 species - African savanna (bush), African forest and Asian.
Elephants are pachyderms, which means they have thick skin, with some areas covering about 2.5 cm of skin.
It is found throughout Southeast Asia, including the forested regions of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
India has the largest number of Asian elephants.
There are about 28,000 elephants in India, of which about 25% are in Karnataka.
Elephants are protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
Initiatives for conservation of Elephants
Elephant corridors and reserve
Gaj Yatra Nationwide campaign
Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme
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