You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph below shows the changes in maximum number of Asian elephants¬†between 1994 and 2007.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make¬†comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The graph shows the estimated maximum population of elephants in a range of¬†Asian countries in both 1997 and 2004.
In most of the countries included in the graph, the population fell. This was¬†most noticeable in Malaysia and Thailand, where the number of elephants was¬†thought to be less than half the figure in 1997. In the former, the number of¬†elephants dropped as low as 1000. India remained the country with by far the¬†largest elephant population, but experienced a dramatic fall in numbers so that¬†in 2004 there may have been as few as 7500. Despite its size, China had a very¬†small population of at most 500 elephants by 2004.
Although the trend was downwards overall, elephant populations were thought to¬†have remained stable in Laos and Vietnam at approximately 1200. The only country¬†where elephants showed signs of recovering was Cambodia, where numbers may have¬†risen by up to 200.