Unrecognized Species of African Elephants Face Extinction

It's no secret that elephants continue to be threatened by the illegal ivory trade - an industry fueled by wealthy investors and a growing number of poachers looking to strike it rich. However, some conservationists have long contended that protecting healthy populations could help mitigate losses caused by frequently poached groups. Now, a new review [...]

100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher. RELATED CONTENT Largest Wildlife Census in History Makes Waves in Conservation More African Elephants […]