The world should be gravely concerned about the massive plight of elephants. Their numbers are dropping at an unsustainable rate rendering their endangered status more critical by the minute. Superficially and gruesomely poached for their tusks, skins, and parts, killed in clashes with farmers while losing their habitat range, and severely abused and neglected in the tourism industry, these gentle giants and intelligent sentient beings need our help more than ever. One way to help is to stay atop current conservation articles and educate others along your path. The more people care about elephants, the more people will take action to help protect them. Here is a link to the Guardian's elephant conservation series, which includes a great number of informative articles. A few articles from the site have also been included below.

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife

Ten more elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe

'If we stopped poaching tomorrow, elephants would still be in big trouble'

Demand for elephant skin, trunk and penis drives rapid rise in poaching in Myanmar

China's ivory ban sparks dramatic drop in prices across Asia

Calls to reform food system: 'Factory farming belongs in a museum'

10 selfish reasons to save elephants