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New Borneo sanctuary for pygmy elephants

Elephant.co.uk

1675 days ago   Article ID# 1110725
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LONDON, U K (Elephant.co.uk) - Borneo's pygmy elephants have been offered a sanctuary in the form of a 1,100-square mile forest.

The endangered elephants will be able to make a home for themselves in a certified area of Borneo's rainforest, thanks to a scheme from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent third party supplier of wood products, ensures that wood-products are sourced from forests that are managed in a way that allows indigenous animals and plant life to survive.

Thanks to this pledge, pygmy elephants - who are named for their relatively small stature in comparison to other Asian elephants - have a new sanctuary in the heart of Borneo.

Borneo is an island rich with wildlife, and the popular pygmy elephants live side by side with Sumatran rhinos, clouded leopards and orang-utans. The WWF has been fighting to preserve the natural rainforest in the region for a number of years.

According toRaleigh International, WWF Malaysia CEO Dr Dionysius Sharma said: "FSC certification is a crucial part of independent third party verification of sustainable forest management and its critical role in sustaining viable populations of some of the world's most endangered wildlife here in the Heart of Borneo, one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet."

The news that the pygmy elephants will be able to enjoy their home without threat follows concerns thatelephants are going the way of the mammoth, and provides a welcome respite for this endangered species.

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Updated 1675 days ago   Article ID# 1110725

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