African elephants facing 'extinction,' Botswana summit hears

The Africa Elephant Summit involving 20 nations has opened in Botswana with renewed warnings that the giant creature's numbers are falling dramatically. Poachers supply ivory illegally to Asia, particularly China.

Deutsche Welle

Last updated on 26 March 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Botswana
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Loxodonta africana