There are several calves and juveniles of all ages in Anna's herd, indicating healthy natural population growth. However, Anna and her herd live in a challenging area for the Elephant Conservation and Monitoring Units (ECMU) to protect them. Their home range overlaps with a variety of different land-use types which create a patchwork of natural forest mixed with production forest, commercial plantations, small-scale farming land and coal mining areas.
The area does provide excellent feeding grounds in form of secondary forest patches with rich undergrowth, but does not include large connected natural forests. As a consequence of the fragmented habitat, Anna and her herd frequently come into conflicts with people, especially with farmers planting oil palms and other crops which are all very attractive to elephants. Constant monitoring and safeguarding is necessary to protect both Anna and local communities from negative impacts that the overlap of traditional elephant territory and more recent human activities is causing.
By adopting Anna today, you are making a symbolic but incredibly powerful gesture. By adopting one elephant, you are helping to safeguard their entire herd. You are supporting them, their kinfolk and their precious calves, and you are actively protecting their jungle habitat against poaching, logging and illegal encroachment. Thank you for helping us protect this critical population of Sumatran Elephants.
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