Poaching of old forest elephant matriarchs threatens rainforests

Elephants – the “forest gardeners”- learn from their mothers how to find food, understand their complex forest home, and interact with other elephants.

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Last updated on 13 May 2016

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