Africa’s Elephants Under Threat


Conservationists have warned that widespread ivory poaching is wiping out Africa’s elephant herds and that unless governments and international organizations enact harsher penalties the continent could lose an icon.

African elephant in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

  • Africa:  Time Running Out to Save Elephants From Ivory Trade

    The Star, 19 February 2013

    The new wave of killing of elephants in Africa is in many ways far graver than the crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Firstly there are fewer elephants, and secondly the demand for ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Rhino Poaching Toll in South Africa Reaches New High

    World Wildlife Fund, 10 January 2013

    Rhino poaching statistics released today by the South African government reveal that a record 668 rhinos were killed across the country in 2012, an increase of nearly 50% from the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Google Grant to Fund Drone Surveillance of Poachers

    World Wildlife Fund, 4 December 2012

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today received a major grant from Google to use state-of-the-art technology to help protect endangered species like elephants, rhinos and tigers from ... read more »

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