It’s Day 9 of our our 12 Days of Beautiful Elephant Photos! This Asian elephant is one of an estimated 50,000 left in the wild, making them an endangered species. If they are lost the entire habitat suffers. Elephants are a keystone species whose presence in a habitat plays a critical role in the health and maintenance of the area. They help with forest migration, seed germination, digging for salt licks and minerals, creating microhabitats in their footprints, and so much more. Without them multiple species of animals and plants would suffer. Our efforts to protect and preserve elephants carry over to every animal who shares their homes and in that way there is a multi-species benefit to helping elephants.

Not Your Normal Collar

As the saying goes, “knowledge is power.” Knowing more about elephants, how they move within their habitats, and where they travel helps researchers, governments, and rangers make better decisions about wildlife and habitat management. Placing a satellite tracking collar on an elephant is an excellent way to gather this vital information.

Rangers, Eco-Guards, Wildlife Officers, and Wildlife Protection Teams can use the data from elephant satellite tracking collars to identify potential conflict hotspots, provide early warning to communities when elephants are nearby, and know where to patrol. These brave individuals are also on the teams who identify and fit the collars on the elephants.

For $1600 you can support things like a Satellite Tracking Collar for an elephant, providing one of the important tools used in helping preserve elephants for future generations. From flashlights to motorbike fuel, you can protect elephants and wildlife this Holiday Season.