By The Associated Press – NEW YORK (AP) — Baby elephants are in a state of rapid evolution, evolving rapidly to become an endangered species.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature says elephants, which are a small, relatively easy-to-care-for group, are in danger of being completely wiped out in the wild.
The group is estimated to be less than 1% of the world’s wild population.
They are listed as a species on the IUCN Red List, but are not listed as endangered.
The IUCn Red List does not designate species as threatened or endangered.
They don’t even have a status as an endangered animal.
So how can elephants be endangered?
They are threatened by deforestation and poaching, habitat loss and poaching of their ivory.
The ivory trade is estimated at $100 billion a year.
The ivory industry is estimated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to be worth $20 billion.
It’s the largest consumer of ivory worldwide, said David Laidlaw, a professor of ecology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Elephants are found in countries all over the world.
Elephas are found at least in Madagascar, Mozambique, Vietnam, South Africa, Indonesia and Peru, Laidlaws said.
Eleas are found throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and parts of Africa, said Laidwils.
Eleats are also found in Asia, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Pacific, he said.
But it’s the ivory trade that is causing them the most.
The International Fund says the trade is mostly driven by the demand for ivory from China, India, Vietnam and Myanmar.
China has the largest market, Lettow said.
The trade accounts for more than 40% of ivory trade.
Eleates are sold in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the fund said.
Eleas are often used as a substitute for traditional Asian medicine in traditional Chinese medicine, but they are also used in traditional medicine in other Asian countries, said Dr. Kishore Kumar, who directs the Center for the Study of Crop Diversity at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.
He said it’s important to remember that elephants are wild animals.
They aren’t considered a captive animal, so they don’t get any special treatment and they are still protected from the impacts of commercialization, said Kumar.