Elephants act as an “umbrella species” because their wellness depends on large areas of the ecosystem being conserved and protected therefore serving the objective of wider biodiversity conservation. Sadly the elephant population in Indonesia decreased to less than 2,000. There are various factors involved such as loss of habitat and conflict with humans, however the overwhelming reason for the fall in population levels is poaching.
APP Sinar Mas strives to protect and conserve elephants with many efforts, such as forming a special task force, conducting routine snare tracking operations and monitoring elephant movement with surveillance cameras. Currently there are around 100-200 elephants living in the concession area with one calf born every year.
It’s World Elephant Day! Together we can protect the elephants.