20 per cent of Africa's Elephants Killed in ThreeYears

Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 

Last updated on 20 August 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Loxodonta cyclotis
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals