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Mega-herbivores on the move * Seed dispersers * Ecosystem engineers * An umbrella and flagship species

A species on the edge

Displaced by development

Consumed by neo-liberalism

"It is not immediate extinction as much as attrition of living spaces and the tense conditions of the human-elephant encounter on the ground that require redress."

(Elephant Task Force, 2010)

Sociable, long lived animals

Tamed since the Indus valley civilisation

Stopped Alexander's unstoppable army

Created roads, railways - helped humanity 'develop'

Money spinners being loved and worshipped to death

Invaluable research assistants

Anti poaching patrolers

The real elephants - wild, semi-wild and domestic - are all having a rough time

Do we have to think about all elephants?

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