Latest study reveals elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline, but levels of poverty, corruption and ivory demand still threaten the iconic species.
The Elephant Protection Initiative takes a long view and considers the changing role of China in the illegal ivory trade.
Botswana’s government has questioned a new report by Elephants Without Borders detailing their 2018 elephant aerial survey.
Several African countries with some of the world’s largest elephant populations will push this year for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent says more restrictions are the best way to curb the illegal killing of elephants for their tusks.
The government of Botswana responds to the recent reports alleging that about 90 elephants were killed recently.
Zambia’s elephant population has declined by about 90% due to poaching. Its black rhino population, estimated at 13,000 in 1981, is now extinct.
A victim of a failed poaching attempt, this elephant limps to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in search of help.
DRC’s children affected by helicopter poaching incident.
Three large tuskers where treated for after being hit by poisonous arrows.