The elephant is vanishing, in 2018 it was anticipated that the species would be completely wiped out within a few years.
In the current climate, the elephant faces more threats than just the poacher. Populations are growing to unprecedented levels and the continent of Africa is struggling to accommodate these increasing populations alongside the native fauna.
I fear a world without the elephant; if we are ignorant enough to allow this most spellbinding of species to fall into extinction then who knows what other species we will allow to suffer the same fate. As humans we must take a step back and evaluate how we can live in harmony with these wonderful beasts.