Stop elephant poaching 181 likes a page for elephant lovers stop elephant poaching supports the conservation and protection of elephants world wide. A haven for elephant orphans rhinos and other animals read about our work on elephant conservation anti-poaching resource and everything else about elephants. Images from cbs news contributor m sanjayan's investigation of ivory poaching in kenya. Rhino and elephant poaching in vietnam and congo, kenya, cameroon, zambia, zimbabwe etc. How killing elephants finances terror in africa it was reassuring to find the tanzanian law enforcers so vigilant, because the country is plagued by perhaps the worst elephant poaching in africa, and corruption is rife in 2013.
Though elephant hunting has been banned for a 40-year period in kenya, poaching has not reduced given the poverty of many of the people, and the high value of elephant tusks, they are shipped overseas and sold on the black market. Chady an outspoken naturalist and educator who cares about his country and believes the next generation is key to curbing elephant poaching. Elephant populations decreased by 110,000 over the past 10 years, a conservation group said. It is a familiar cause, but it has never been more urgent last year, tens of thousands of africa's elephants were killed to supply illegal ivory to markets throughout the world increasingly, revenue generated from this blood ivory is being used to fuel war and terrorism in africa. The african elephant population that once showed promising signs of recovery, could be at risk due to the recent surge in poaching for the illegal ivory trade learn more about the african elephant, as well as the threats this species faces, what wwf is doing to protect its future, and how you. Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says ian khama.
Blood ivory elephant ivory poaching see where elephants are losing ground and where smuggled ivory goes video blood ivory elephant poaching levels are currently at their worst in a decade, and seizures of illegal ivory are at their highest level in years. Zakouma's elephant population has been decimated by poaching in 2002, there were more than 4,000 elephants in the park, today there are just 450. Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade tusk was launched in 1990 in response to a poaching crisis in africa, which was pushing the black rhino towards extinction and seeing 100,000 elephant slaughtered each year. Illegal poaching and trade of endangered animals has been a huge issue in africa for decades it's not going away so how do we solve it. The recent capture of a notorious poacher has given hope to officials in chad battling to save the african elephant from extinction accessibility navigation primary the race to stop africa's elephant poachers the janjaweed financed their operations partly by poaching elephants in.
Poaching caused a decline of african elephants from 13 million to 600,000 individuals between 1979-1987 mortality was unusually concentrated among the largest adults with the biggest tusks old matriarchs (the oldest adult females that provide the social glue in elephant herds) were particularly. The poaching crisis wiping out africa's elephants is costing the continent's economies millions in lost tourism revenue, according to a new study. African elephants are split into two distinct species: the african bush elephant, the most prevalent species, and the smaller african forest elephant. The current elephant poaching crisis costs african countries around usd $25 million annually in lost tourism revenue, according to a new study published in the journal nature communications. Scientists analyzing data from aerial surveys carried out over one of east africa's most important nature reserves have uncovered clusters of elephant carcasses close to some ranger posts the team made the discovery while working together to address the problem of elephant poaching in the.
For use of the media only not an official document press release cites: african elephant poaching down, ivory seizures up and hit record high.