I want to go on adventures with you, eat at cheap truck stops, stop in small towns and learn about the locals, sit by the ocean holding your hand. I want the small things, the long journeys, the laughter. I want it all with you.
The Sri Lankan elephant is one of 3 recognised sub-species of Asian Elephant. Since 1986 the Sri Lankan elephant has been listed as endangered.
During the 1990′s, many elephants were killed by landmines that were left during the countries armed conflict.
Today, the main cause of the decline in elephant numbers is due to an increasing human population, and the resulting expansion of infrastructure into previously un-occupied land. While the ivory trade is not a large industry in Sri Lanka, some trade still occurs.
Sri Lanka has set up safety zones for elephants, by creating protected areas for elephants to live, and working with local communities to learn to live alongside the elephants.
Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.