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.
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.
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