United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP )
I am not sure if the elephants issued a press release on their ‘Elephantathon”. If not they could, they would have written:
“Rather shockingly, 36 million acres of natural forest are lost each year due to human activities. We are forced out of our homes in the forest” said the Secretary General of Elephants Youth Wing. “We think that we have given strong message to human beings and to the Indian Government as well as the United Nations that we need to act now rather than giving speeches and holding WED events year after year ,” he added.
consequences for the environment, the wildlife and communities, but it could also start a new level of conflict between human beings and wildlife, which would be more catastrophic than the water-wars and food-wars that the UN is forecasting”.