Forest elephants have finally been granted species status (something scientists have known for decades). With this has come the appalling IUCN classification of ‘critically endangered’
Species: Forest elephant
Forest elephants are losing body condition – most probably due to climate impacts on forest tree fruit production – say researchers
Africa’s forest elephant populations are smaller than was previously thought, say researchers. This realisation has a significant impact on future priorities and conservation strategies.
Did you know that there are three species of elephants? We take a look at the differences between the African, Asian and forest elephant.
Africa’s tuskers deserve special mention – these huge elephants are facing the combined pressures of poaching and trophy hunting