Tanzania elephant population declined by 60% in five years, census reveals

Government data shows industrial scale of poaching for ivory as number of elephants in Tanzania drops from 109,051 in 2009 to 43,330 in 2014

The Guardian

Last updated on 03 June 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United Republic of Tanzania
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals