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African elephant powerpoint

  1. 1. AFRICAN ELEPHANTSWhy Are They going Extinct?
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Why are the elephants going extinct? Why is Ivory So rare? Why are the elephants still decreasing in numbers? Facts (A video of whats happening to the elephants)
  3. 3. WHY ARE ELEPHANTS BEINGPUSHED ON THE VERGE ONEXTINCTION? Hunting & Poaching - Trophy Hunting and IvoryPoaching is the main reason for the decline innumbers of African elephants. There were oncemillions of these animals and now only a few thousandsurvive Habitat Loss - As human numbers grew, people startedsettling into forests and that has also affectedelephant populations. Predators: the lion, that eats them, only whencompletely helpless and alonehttp://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_the_African_elephant_an_endangered_species
  4. 4. WHY IS THE IVORY SO RARE? Ivory is the material found in elephants tusks. Itsslow growing, and basically you only get one set out ofeach elephant. Simply put there are more people whowant some than there are elephants to get it from, soit becomes rare and expensive. Now the international animal rights organisation(IARO) have made a law prohibiting the hunting orprohibiting people from taking the elephants ivoryhttp://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_makes_ivory_so_expensive
  5. 5. WHY ARE THEY ELEPHANTSSTILL DECREASING INNUMBERS? People are still desperate for Ivory so many people(poachers) still kill and take the elephants tusksbecause it is now so rare because African elephantsare so few in numbers In 20 years their was a 600,000 decrease in thenumbers of African Elephantshttp://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/poaching-factor-declining-forest-elephant-populations/1336/
  6. 6. FACTS The African elephant lives in Africa, south of theSahara desert in tropical forests, savannah areas,deserts and river valleys. Elephants eat mainly leaves and grass and they drinka lot of water (190 litres per day). They eat also eat Up to 200 kg of food a dayhttp://www.afrizim.com/Travel_Guides/Animals/Elephants.asp
  7. 7. SUMMARY The African Elephant Is decreasing by 30,000 a yearon average Poachers still illegally kill and take the ivory fromelephants The loss of their habitat has also contributed to thedecrease in numbers

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