The Protector!

£ 150

Location

Kala Wewa National Park

Species

Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus)

Conservation Status

Listed as Endangered on the IUCN List

Photographer

Mevan Piyasena

Size of your Print (In Inches) – 16” x 24” photograph printed in Canvas and stretch framed.

The Full Description Is Below

1 in stock

Description

Description

The Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maxmus) is indigenous to Sri Lanka and is one of the three officially recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant. The population of this species ranges from approximately 2500 to 4000 individuals. Unlike its African counterpart, only the male Asian elephants possess tusks, and in the case of Sri Lankan wild elephants, less than 5 percent of males possess tusks. These magnificent creatures face constant peril, particularly due to the demand for their tusks and the escalating conflicts between humans and elephants on the island.

Regrettably, the tusker depicted in the accompanying image, known as Barana, freely roamed the Kala wewa national park and its surrounding forests until its untimely demise in 2022. The elephant’s death was caused by an illegal electric shock device installed to protect a nearby farmland, which encroached upon the protected area. The Asian elephant is currently classified as an Endangered (EN) species on the IUCN Red List. The primary threat to the survival of this species lies in the loss of their forest habitat, which is being rapidly cleared due to agricultural development and the expansion of human settlements across the entire island.

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Delivery Terms

Delivery Terms

Option 1 - You can collect your print from the Sri Lankan High Commission between the 4th and the 8th of November 2023.
Option 2 - We can also arrange delivery of your print at an extra charge to your address. The delivery charge will be communicated to you over the Telephone and will be based on the actual cost charged by the courier.