Central Africa's iconic mammals threatened by poachers

Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs of armed groups and highly-militarized poachers, the United Nations environment wing has warned.

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Last updated on 22 January 2018

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