PROTECT BORNEO ELEPHANTS
Time is running out for the Borneo elephants! Your donation today will help support WWF-Malaysia’s various new and on-going efforts to conserve these gentle giants.
Lowlands and valley forests in Sabah
The elephant herd is led by a female head of the family known as the matriarch.
Borneo elephant (English)
Liman (Orang Sungai)
Elephas maximus borneensis
Borneo elephants are forest herbivores. Their diet includes:-
- Up to 150kg of vegetation per day that includes palms, grasses and wild bananas;
- Supplementary minerals from salt licks.
Why we need elephants?
Elephants are umbrella species that play important role in maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystem in which they live in. Their role as forest gardeners involves carrying and dispersing seeds far and wide through their digestive systems. This process helps the spread of new plants and trees which serves as food and shelter for other wildlife in the area. As such, if elephants were extinct, we wouldn’t just be losing an extraordinary species; we would also be losing our forest caretakers who keep the forest thriving.
How your donations help
Your donation today will enable us to continue with the following elephant conservation initiatives:
Conduct elephant satellite collaring
Establish wildlife corridors to connect fragmented habitats
Train wildlife rangers and fund field equipment
Collaborate with government enforcement agencies and plantation companies involved in HEC
Here are somethings that you can do for Borneo elephants:-
Should you or your family members find elephants in your backyard or plantation, please contact Sabah Wildlife Department for assistance at 012-8019289. Please do not take matters into your own hands as it may worsen the situation.
Do not speed along roads that are known to be elephant crossings.
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