EXTINCTION IS FOREVER. ENDANGERED MEANS WE STILL HAVE TIME...
One of the most endangered species in Borneo, the pygmy elephant lives in the forests and lowland river valleys feeding on grasses, fruits, palms and banana plants. DNA evidence has proved that these elephants were isolated about 300,000 years ago from their cousins on mainland Asia and Sumatra.
This smallest species of elephant is under threat of extinction from hunters seeking ivory and the loss of habitat from deforestation - only 1,500 Borneo Pygmy Elephants now remain across the planet. Logging, expanding agriculture and palm oil plantations not only destroy their habitat, but also fragment the forest and thereby reduce contact between sub-populations of elephants that remain.
What’s the biggest thing each and everyone one of us can do to help protect this species? Easy - say NO to palm oil, which is riddled amongst everyday super market products. Vote with your wallet. There are tonnes of online resources to help us find alternative brand products. The quicker customer demand phase out the use of dirty palm oil, the sooner palm oil plantations (the root of the problem) will hopefully fade away.
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