There are only two species of elephants left on Earth. These are Asian elephants, which are also referred to as Indian and African. Their numbers have halved between 2007 and 2014 alone, according to recent statistical studies. Elephants as a species are on the verge of extinction and the blame lies with humans, because the elephant has no other enemies in the wild. If such a large mammal disappears from its native regions, the consequences for the ecosystem will be irreversible. According to CNN, our planet has lost 58% of vertebrates since 1970. The Earth has already experienced 5 mass disappearances of living creatures, but this one is the first in history which carries a direct human imprint.