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  1. The African Elephant: A Myreportlinks.Com Book (Endangered and Threatened Animals) by John Albert Torres, 2004-06-21

21. Eating Elephants And Apes: The Bushmeat Trade - 3/16/2001 -
Whole populations of gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, antelopes and elephants arebeing eaten up. These endangered and threatened animals are disappearing
Site Index: Home News ENN Earthnews Affiliates News In-Depth Topics Interact Online Quizzes Postcards Marketplace Advanced Search Advertise Join ENN e-mail Subscription Take our Survey Affiliate Tech Center Post Press Release Help About ENN Site Map Eating elephants and apes: the bushmeat trade Friday, March 16, 2001
As the bushmeat market expands from forest dwellers to urban centers, animals such as the bonobo are dwindling in population. Whole populations of gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, antelopes and elephants are being eaten up. These endangered and threatened animals are disappearing quickly, and forest communities that have traditionally depended on them for food are caught in what international authorities are calling a bushmeat crisis. Meat from wild animals that was traditionally eaten by forest dwellers is now being marketed for sale in urban centers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned this week. FAO wildlife expert Douglas Williamson said that shrinking populations of large forest animals could result in a long-term change in forest ecology. Many plants that depend on animals for pollination, seed dispersal or seed germination may eventually disappear as primates and elephants go extinct. Population needs, the use of automatic weapons and the temporary encroachment of large numbers of people displaced by conflicts are pressuring the wild animals and the people that depended on them for food.

22. SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project: Asian Elephant
by Amanda Harman p. 2030; elephants by Jane Goodall p.17; World Book p.232; GrolierStudent encyclopedia p. 8-13. View threatened and endangered species reports
Asian Elephant
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West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Asian Elephant
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  • Common Name: Asian Elephant
  • Scientific Name: Elephas Maximus
The Asian Elephant is a mammal. These creatures have gray, short necks and extremely tough skin that is seven inches thick. Its ears are smaller then the African Elephants, as is their tusks. These graceful creatures have fine hair covering their whole body. Also, Asian Elephants are usually 18 - 21 feet long and are overall smaller than the African Elephant. The male or bull weighs around 880 - 1100 ponds and is about 10.5 feet long when full grown. The large Asian Elephant's tail is 4 - 5 feet long! This is an extraordinary animal. The Asian Elephant has 75 different plants to choose for its meal, such as bamboo, grass leaves, bark and shrubs of sorts. They need lots of cool water and they can eat at any time of the day. Asian Elephants consume 330 pounds of vegetation per day and have one huge meal every 24 hours. They have a very big appetite.

23. Animal Fact Sheets
elephants. animal or plant endangered if it is listed as endangered (in any part ofits range) on the federal list of endangered and threatened Species, or
back Asian Elephant
Elephas maximus Classification and Range
The Asian, or Indian, elephant belongs to the family Elephantidae, which also includes its larger relative, the African elephant. Asian elephants are found throughout India, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar (formerly Burma), China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Habitat
Dense tropical forests and grassy plains up to 10,000 feet (3,048 m)
If you like this animal and find it particularly fascinating you can adopt it Head/Body Length and Shoulder Height
Adult length: 18-21 feet (5.5-6.4 m)
Adult shoulder height: 8-10.5 feet (2.5-3 m)
Adult weight: 6,600-11,500 pounds (3,000-5,227 kg) Life Span
Life span is ab out 50-60 years Diet
In the wild: Elephants are herbivores, feeding on bamboo, grasses and leaves, roots, bark and fruit. Soil is eaten for its mineral content. The Asian elephant requires less food than the African elephant because of the diversity and quality of food found in its more lush native habitat.

24. Animal Fact Sheets
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of elephants. is listed as endangered (in any part ofits range) on the federal list of endangered and threatened Species, or
back African Elephant
Loxodonta africana Classification and Range
The African elephant, the largest living land mammal, belongs to the family Elephantidae, which includes only one other smaller relative, the Asian (or Indian) elephant. African elephants once ranged from south of the Sahara Desert to northern South Africa. Today, African elephants are now mostly confined to parks and reserves. Habitat
African elephants are native to a wide variety of habitats including semi-desert scrub, open savannas and dense forest regions. Their habitat ranges from sea level to 16,000 feet (4,877 m).
If you like this animal and find it particularly fascinating you can adopt it Head/Body Length and Shoulder Height
Adult length: 18-24 feet (5.5-7.3 m)
Adult height: 10-13 feet (3-4 m) (2.5-3 m)

25. Endangered Species: Canada, North America And The World
Jimmy's Sea Otter Page; Siberian Tigers; Wolf Haven; elephants as an Species Page;Aransas National Wildlife Refuge; ND endangered and threatened Species;
Endangered Species:
North America and Elsewhere in the World
Particular Species: Articles on the Importance of Biodiversity: General Information: Want to help? Join or Make a Donation to an Organization that makes a difference. If you live in the united states, these green links will take you to organizations that make a difference there.

26. Books On Endangered Species: Geographic Regions - Endangered
the rapidly diminishing herds of elephants and other Mammals Vol 1; Rare and endangeredBiota of Survivors in the Shadows threatened and endangered Mammals of
Endangered Species will survive with YOUR help! The Endangered Species Bookstore Endangered Species Books: Geographic Regions Main Books Page General Marine Life Land Animals Geographic Regions Plants Birds and Fliers Miscellaneous Instructions for purchasing endangered species books

27. Books On Endangered Species: Land Animals -
save the rapidly diminishing herds of elephants and other and showing how its veryexistence is threatened. and the Recovery of endangered Species; Przewalski's
Endangered Species will survive with YOUR help! The Endangered Species Bookstore Endangered Species Books: Land Animals Main Books Page General Marine Life Land Animals Geographic Regions Plants Birds and Fliers Miscellaneous ... Instructions for purchasing endangered species books

28. June 20, 2000: Background
of fish or wildlife that is listed as an endangered or threatened species under UnitedStates, but does not include African or Asian elephants or rhinoceros
Committee on Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Background
June 15, 2000 MEMORANDUM TO: Members, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans FROM: Subcommittee Majority Staff RE: Hearing on H.R. 3407 and H.R. 4320 At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans will meet in Room 1334 Longworth House Office Building to hold a hearing on H.R. 3407, the Keystone Species Conservation Act, and H.R. 4320, the Great Ape Conservation Act. Those invited to testify include: The Honorable Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior; Ms. Ginette Hemley, Vice President for Species Conservation, World Wildlife Fund; Dr. William Conway, President, Wildlife Conservation Society; Mr. Richard Lattis, President, American Zoo and Aquarium Association; Dr. Russ Mittermeier, President, Conservation International Foundation; Mr. Stewart Hudson, Executive Director, The Jane Goodall Institute; and Ms. Christine Wolf, Director of Government and International Affairs, The Fund for Animals. General Background The vast majority of endangered or threatened species throughout the world receive little, if any, U.S. funding. Presently, three U.S. grant programs exist (via the Fish and Wildlife Service) for In-situ conservation: the African Elephant, Asian Elephant, and Rhino and Tiger Conservation Acts and their related Funds (commonly known as the Multinational Species Conservation Fund). In Fiscal Year 2000, collectively, these programs received $2.4 million. Currently, no general program exists to address the general need to conserve all other imperiled species outside the United States.

29. The Endangered Elephants
portion of its range, and threatened means a species is considered in dangerof becoming endangered. places stress on countries with elephants or range
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KINGDOM Animalia PHYLUM Chordata CLASS Mammalia ORDER Proboscidae FAMILY Elephantidae GENUS/SPECIES Common Name Loxodonta africana African elephant Elephas maximus Asian elephant GENERAL FACTS ABOUT ELEPHANTS
    descended from a long line of giant animals that included
    the wooly mammoth and mastodon. The direct ancestors of Asian and African elephants
    appeared about five million years ago in Africa. They evolved from an animal, about the size of a large
    pig, named Moeritherium, which lived near Fayyum in Egypt,
    about 50 million years ago. Moeritherium had no trunk, but its descendants evolved
    into more than 30 species of trunked animals all extinct. Some of them were much larger than today's elephants
    and they lived in north and south America as well as in Africa and Asia. The Asian evolved from a form called Primelephas. The word elephant comes from the Greek word elephas, meaning ivory, in reference to the animal's prominent tusks, which are actually elongated incisor teeth.

30. How You Can Help Endangered Species Survive!
elephants. Threats Scientists consider the African elephants a threatened species.It is also listed as a threatened under the US endangered Species Act.
Elephants Threats: Scientists consider the African Elephants a "threatened" species. It is also listed as a "threatened" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Elephants are the largest land animals which can grow up to 11 feet at the shoulder. They have an average length of 20-24.5 feet and weigh more than six tons.
Their potential life span is 60 years, but today only about 20 percent survive to reach 30. What do elephants eat? Elephants eat as much as 300 lbs. of food during an 18 to 20 hour day. Half of the food that they eat leaves the body undigested. Their diet consists of bark, grass, roots, and other woody parts of trees. They drink up to 19-24 gallons per day. They can dig holes with their trunks during a drought to get water. What are some physical characteristics? Both male and female African elephants have tusks which are either straight or curved upward. Tusks a upper incisor teeth which appear at the age of two. They continue to grow all through the elephant's life and are used in feeding, weapons, or in social encounters. The large skull supports the trunk, enormous molars, and tusks. Their skin is very sensitive, requiring frequent bathing, massaging and powdering with dust to remain parasite and disease free. The trunk is formed from the elongated nose and upper lip. This enables the elephant to eat grasses on the ground, and vegetation on the trees. Huge ears help the elephant lose body heat.
What about mating?

31. IDA News Release
import endangered elephants would irreparably harm efforts to enforce both US lawand international protections for endangered and threatened species,” Meyer
November 7, 2002 Contact
Eric Kleiman
Lori Kettler
(757) 622-7382, ext. 646
Florence Lambert
The Elephant Alliance
Nicole Paquette
Animal Protection Institute In Defense of Animals 131 Camino Alto Mill Valley CA 94941 IDA is an international, California-based animal advocacy organization dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitats. Return Home Marine World Surrenders Endangered Elephant Import Permit Less Than Two Weeks After Federal Lawsuit Filed Animal Groups Claim Victory, Vow to Black any Future Import Attempts Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are In Defense of Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Animal Protection Institute, The Elephant Alliance, the Elephant Sanctuary and two private citizens who regularly travel to India to photograph and study wild elephants. The suit is available on the web at

32. Endangered Aquatic Species In Illinois
live in our oceans or the elephants and rhinoceros Did you know that we have endangeredspecies right all kinds of species that are threatened with extinction.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Endangered Aquatic Species in Illinois When you hear about endangered species, do you think of animals that live in the rainforests of South America, the whales that live in our oceans or the elephants and rhinoceros that live in Africa? Did you know that we have endangered species right here in Illinois, too? You don't have to live in an exotic place in order to understand that there are all kinds of species that are threatened with extinction. In Illinois, there are over 500 species of plants and animals that are listed as endangered or threatened - that is, in danger of disappearing from the wild within the borders of our state. Over 55 percent of them depend on wetlands or other aquatic habitats for survival. Aquatic Habitats There are a wide variety of aquatic habitats, including lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and wetlands. Each of these habitat types is unique and complex. A pond is not simply a miniature version of a lake, nor is a stream just a miniature version of a big river, even though it might look that way at first glance. Each of these habitats has small differences that make it unique, like the kind of substrate at the bottom (such as clay, sand, gravel or boulders) or whether the water is standing still or moving and moving fast or slow.

33. Iaacwt
again to the poaching of thousands of elephants. Today they are threatened by marinepollution, beach of sea turtle are classified as endangered and protected
ACAP Singapore
Many animals are becoming rare and in some cases could become extinct. They are living in a world where the human population is growing and their natural habitats are being destroyed. To some animals there is also a more imminent threat: the demand for their body parts for use as traditional cures and luxury goods. When people buy endangered animal parts, they are supporting a network of poachers, smugglers and traders and are risking the extinction of critically endangered animals.
The Asian Conservation Awareness Program (ACAP)
ACAP is a unique cooperative program which draws support from wildlife organizations, media, governments, private foundations, businesses and individuals. Using a multi-media approach ACAP seeks to dramatically raise public awareness about the threats to endangered wildlife; to discourage consumption of endangered species products and to encourage increased Asian involvement in global conservation efforts. ACAP is coordinated internationally by the Global Survival Network.
Singapore Zoological Gardens
The ultimate objective of the Singapore Zoological Gardens is to create an international awareness of the pressing need for environmental conservation and to stimulate the public into remedial action. By joining forces with ACAP, we are helping to create this awareness of the trade in endangered animals by funding some of ACAP's projects in the field.

34. Atwater Animal Page
of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Info ~ Information on rare, threatened andendangered mammals. African elephants endangered species ~ World Wildlife Fund.
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35. Endangered Species
elephant numbers were halved as over a million elephants were slaughtered endangeredspecies of plants and animals becoming threatened or endangered by trade
Countless wild species are joining endangered lists to meet consumer demand for wildlife products.
The Asian Conservation Awareness Programme (ACAP) works to actively reduce the demand for endangered and threatened wildlife by educating people worldwide about the threats to these animals and plants.
Unsustainable and illegal trade in wildlife, together with habitat loss, is causing the uncontrolled decline and near extinction of many species.
Consumers and illegal traders often pay the highest prices for parts or products from the rarest species. This has led poachers and traders to target those species already most at risk, pushing animals like the Asian rhino and Siberian tiger to the very edge of extinction.
The trade in wild animals and plants is highly profitable. Prices up to US$40,000 per kilo have been recorded for the much prized rhino horn - more than five times the price of gold.
The illegal wildlife trade bares many similarities to the drugs and arms trade. Those involved are often extremely dangerous and will go to any ends to achieve what they want. Many have lost their lives in the fight to protect endangered species.
ACAP focuses on the consumption of keystone species like the tiger marine turtle rhino elephant ... shark , and bear . Learn about these species and their habitats, the threats they face and the trade in body parts. Read about the main consumer markets that are driving this trade and learn more about the alternatives available.

36. Endangered Animals - Newsletter
The elephants are being poisoned, shot, and killed by farmers and or with animalsas part of the theme especially endangered or threatened animals, that
Newsletter / Nieuwsbrief
December 2000 TENAN: The Endangered Animals of the World
TESAN: The Endangered Species and Nature of the World International research projects
Homepages: TENAN:
TENAN Mirrorsite USA:
TESAN Mirrorsite USA:
Hosted by:
De Wadden School in Haarlem, The Netherlands
and Cannelton Elementary School in Cannelton, Indiana USA
Email: NEWSLETTER - Volume 31 - December 2000 Happy Holidays to you and yours! We are hoping that you are well and that the weather in your area is cooperating! We have a lot to cover in this newsletter... ANIMAL REPORTS***ANIMAL REPORTS***ANIMAL REPORTS Recently TENAN has received several reports!!! We wish to thank Primary School De Wadden for 21 reports on various endangered or threatened animals - they are in Dutch, but will be translated into English very soon. We also thank the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport for their reports on Saving Wildlife and the Florida Panther.

37. Endangered Animals - Newsletter
can help prevent atrisk birds from becoming threatened or endangered birds on greatarticles on animals found in Africa, including elephants and mountain
Newsletter / Nieuwsbrief
March / April 2001 TENAN: The Endangered Animals of the World
TESAN: The Endangered Species and Nature of the World International research projects
Homepages: TENAN:
TENAN Mirrorsite USA:
TESAN Mirrorsite USA:
Hosted by:
De Wadden School in Haarlem, The Netherlands
and Cannelton Elementary School in Cannelton, Indiana USA
Email: NEWSLETTER - Volume 33 - March / April 2001 We hope that all is well with you and your students. We also hope that if you are researching endangered animals that you are able to find all the information you need. One tip: get in touch with a local zoo, or wildlife sanctuary, or your local forestry service to find out the current status of your chosen animal. Let us know if you need any assistance, we will do our best to help. Ok, now for some news... ANIMAL REPORTS***ANIMAL REPORTS***ANIMAL REPORTS Recently TENAN has received the following reports: *We wish to thank Nathan, a student at Tell City Jr. High in Indiana for his report on the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

38. Lions And Tigers And Elephants, Oh My!
species, (one listed by CITES as endangered in some countries and threatened in others successfulconservation efforts — even though elephants are poorly
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Lions and tigers and elephants, oh my! - By Patti Strand
This reality coupled with the knowledge that funds raised in one arena can be used to promote harmful animal rights goals in another, prompted NAIA to send representatives to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species — CITES — held in Zimbabwe, Africa this June. Because decisions reached at CITES have enormous consequences worldwide, NAIA wanted to make certain that the US delegation heard from at least one broad-based, mainstream, pro-reason animal protection group. It is clear that US policy today is influenced by the animal rights perspective.

39. - Summit Laws Unable To Protect Most Endangered Species - May 11, 2000
two questions Is the species threatened with extinction? Because of the treaty,many endangered species have of extinction not just elephants and whales
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40. Eco-Portal: Land/Biodiversity/Endangered Species
Species Programme World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF's campaign to protect endangeredand threatened species including tigers, rhinos, elephants, turtles, the
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