Extinction: Elephants driven to the brink by poaching

The ivory trade, loss of vital habitat and a deeper understanding of elephant biology have all combined to reveal a previously underestimated threat to Africa's elephants.

African forest elephants are now critically endangered, an update from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reveals.

Last updated on 26 March 2021

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Poaching
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals