“Forest elephants roam the rainforests of Central Africa
nearly invisible to us except when they visit clearings in the forest.
Self aware, empathetic, and highly social
mothers gather their families together with
profoundly deep rumbles
that travel far through the forest.
Forest elephants are architects of the forest
creating paths used by other animals
even creating clearings like this one
clearings where humans come to hunt them.
These giants are a key to majestic forests
and all the diversity and wonder they hold
but logging and ivory poaching could take it all away in our lifetime.”
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Never buy ivory. Always choose FSC-certified paper products and furniture. Avoid conflict minerals extracted from the forest elephant’s habitat in the Congo. Support groups such as the Cornell Lab’s Elephant Listening project. For more information visit wwf.org
© What is Missing? Foundation
Audio: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Video: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Source: Peter H. Wrege
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