As you read this, Indonesia’s Sumatran elephants have already started their annual migration through the vibrant rainforest in search of seasonal food and water sources. Following paths laid out by her grandmother’s grandmother before her, the matriarch (or oldest female) of the herd will navigate her family to where they need to go by her memory of sights, sounds and smell.
That is until the roads appear and age-old family traditions are erased.
Illegal logging is one of the first consequences of new roads, which are built to create Conflict Palm Oil plantations. As their habitat is fractured into smaller and smaller pieces, their migration routes become more and more dangerous.Elephants are ending up starving, caught in electric fences, or even worse — poached. If the elephants do survive their migration, they may become so isolated from other elephants that their long term survival as a species is at risk.
We can’t and won’t rest until these routes are safe again for Sumatran elephants. Clint, these elephants are on the move right now. We have to act right now to stop further destruction, because if Sumatran elephants lose their migratory paths and their forest home, we risk losing Sumatran elephants forever.
Clint, we urge you to make any size donation—whether $5 or $100; whether one-time or monthly—so that we can continue our efforts to drive the Snack Food 20 away from destructive Conflict Palm Oil. We refuse to even imagine a world without Sumatran elephants in the wild, and hope that you do too.
For the Sumatran elephants,