Elephant poaching drops in Africa but populations continue to fall

Elephant poaching in Africa has declined for the fifth year in a row, experts have said. But elephant populations continue to fall due to illegal killing and other human activities, while seizures of large-scale illegal ivory shipments were at record highs in 2016, a new report reveals.

The Guardian

Last updated on 25 October 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals