How to get the best bang for your buck when hunting the Asian Elephant
The Asian Elephant, a rare endangered species, has long been a favorite with hunters because of its unique body shape and long legs.
But for some hunters, the Asian elephant is now in danger of being extinct.
The Asian Elephant is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and according to experts, its survival in the wild is in serious jeopardy.
In the past five years, its numbers have declined from more than 50,000 individuals to less than 50 in 2015, according to The Associated Press.
While its numbers in Asia have declined, the species is still extremely rare.
This is due to habitat loss, disease, and poaching, according a report by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
It is estimated that more than a third of the Asian elephants in captivity are being kept in zoos, according the AP.
That number is expected to increase as zoos expand their captive breeding programs and expand their elephant populations.
According to the AP, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), which runs the Asian Elephants’ captive breeding program in Zagreb, Croatia, is not allowing any new Asian elephants to be released into the wild because of the dwindling numbers.
The WWF has also banned the importation of elephant parts from countries that import elephants, according TOI.
The International Union of Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN) has also raised concerns about the future of the critically endangered Asian elephant.
The IUCN listed the Asian and African Elephant in its threatened species listing in November.
The IUCNC states that the Asian Rhino and Asian Elephant are critically endangered in their native ranges and are considered vulnerable in the general wild population.
The Asian Rhino is currently the largest surviving Asian elephant and its numbers are declining rapidly.
It’s not just the IUCNs concerns about Asian elephants that are alarming the conservation community.
Conservationists also say that the elephants are in danger due to poaching and illegal ivory sales, which are increasing as more and more African elephants are released into zoos.
As the world’s biggest hunting grounds, elephants are one of the most valuable creatures to hunters.
According to The Huntingdon Institute, the world has more than 300,000 African elephants that have been killed by hunters since 1994, according AP.
African elephants were once protected under the International Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but CITES restrictions were lifted in 2005.
The Convention prohibits ivory trade in all forms, and ivory is the only form of ivory that remains illegal.
Despite the international restrictions, African elephants continue to be hunted for their ivory tusks.
According the World Wildlife Fund, the African elephant population in Africa is currently estimated to be less than 40,000.