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12th Aug, World Elephant Day

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KARACHI: World observes 12th of August as Elephant Day. The day was conceived by Canadian film makers back in 2011.

The goal is to educate people about the diminishing number of elephants, share knowledge about the solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants.

It is pertinent to mention here that presently there are less than 40,000 Asian and 400,000 African elephants in the world.

elephants interesting facts

The global trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after the population of the African animals dropped from millions in the mid-20th century to about 600,000 by the end of the 1980s. | YouTube Channel

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.