Gabon's elephants are being decimated by poachers

Between 78 and 81 percent of forest elephants in one of Central Africa's largest preserves have been lost to poachers, according to a new study by researchers from Duke University.

United Press International (UPI)

Last updated on 02 August 2017

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