With no fences around protected areas in the Serengeti, animals and people may come and go, and elephants can enter into areas where they are at greater risk. However, elephants may have learned to link humans and vehicles with the hunting activity they see. Law enforcement within the park aims to reduce illegal meat and ivory poaching. Despite this, hunters still frequent the edges of the park and surrounding areas. Apparently, ivory is in greater demand.
"The elephant population in Africa is presently declining at an alarming rate," Dr Roskaft from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, said. "The world must find interest in it, if not there will be very few or no elephants in Africa in about five to six years."
King James Bible quote:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Dominion: authority, power, control. Is this the way humankind interprets the scripture? How sad that humans are causing the decline of this intelligent creature with whom we share the earth.