For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that the African Elephant could be divided into two distinct species, the African Forest and African Savannah elephants.
Now a new elephant has been added to the mix, writes Julien Benoit for The Conversation Africa.
Ancient DNA Changes Everything We Know About Evolution of Elephants
The Conversation Africa, 8 April 2018
For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that the African Elephant could be… Read more »
Is Côte D'Ivoire Becoming a Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot?
ISS, 12 April 2018
Since 2016, Côte d'Ivoire has recorded at least five major wildlife-trafficking events involving seizures and arrests. The most recent was in January, when 578kg of ivory and… Read more »
The rapid decline of elephant numbers across Africa under the onslaught of ivory poachers has led to many anti-poaching campaigns across the world, but conservationists find it ... Read more »
The government, with the support of the World Wide Fund for Nature, will embark on a 12-month project which aims to save the remaining elephants in the Selous Game Reserve from ... Read more »
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