The Asian Elephant: An Endangered Icon


The Asian Elephant: An Endangered Icon

Asian elephant in a forest


Presenter: Nilanga Jayasinghe, WWF Asian Species Conservation Manager

Asian elephants are incredibly important for our environment and play a key role in the ecosystems they live in. Unfortunately, they are facing many challenges from threats such as habitat loss, human-elephant conflict, and poaching. To keep their populations from continuing to decline, WWF has launched an ambitious conservation plan which aims to tackle these threats facing wild elephants in Southeast Asia and China. Join WWF’s Nilanga Jayasinghe, Asian Species Conservation Manager, as she shares more about this exciting project and explain why it’s essential to protect this important species.

Conservation in the Classroom events include a live presentation and a Q&A with students. You can participate in the livestream as one of the few featured groups on screen or by watching live on the Conservation in the Classroom webpage. Use the free supplemental material packet available for download to enrich the experience with pre- and post-questions for students. Browse past recordings in the Conservation in the Classroom archive.