New UN-backed report finds ‘far too high’ levels of elephant poaching across Africa

An ongoing decline in overall elephant numbers remains likely as the poaching of African elephants continued to exceed population growth rates throughout 2014, a new United Nations-backed report warned today.

UN News Centre

Last updated on 25 March 2015

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