Why They Matter
A future for Asian elephants ensures a future for other species and wild spaces.
Elephants are not only a cultural icon throughout Asia, they also help to maintain the integrity of forest and grassland habitats.
Indian elephants may spend up to 19 hours a day feeding and they can produce about 220 pounds of dung per day while wandering around an area that can cover up to 125 square miles. This helps to disperse germinating seeds.