We treat one elephant culled as a tragedy, 20,000 poached as a statistic

The death of a single elephant – or lion, such as Cecil – is sad. But our anger should really be aimed at the species-threatening scale of the illegal wildlife trade

The Guardian

Last updated on 18 October 2015

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