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Fifty elephants killed each day for last decade, study says amid key talks on ivory trade

The number of elephants across Africa has dropped by 111,000 in just 10 years to only 415,000 today, according to a study published on Sunday as global experts met in Johannesburg to discuss whether to lift the ban on the ivory trade.<p>The Pan-African survey, by the International Union for …

Endangered Species

Elephants and the ivory trade: The crisis in Africa

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/cbbc/newsround/1262000/1262360_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522747139_671afbdd2332b15ed841a41c46f94e75<p><b>The world's elephants are currently in crisis.</b><p>Tens of thousands are being killed every year for their ivory tusks, which are illegally bought and …

Endangered Species

African elephants will likely be extinct when our kids are adults

Did you know that thee United States is the world’s second-largest ivory market, after Asia? The thriving trade in elephant tusks has resulted in a spike in poaching in Africa. There are only 400,000 on the continent, but 30,000 to 40,000 are killed every year, the latest African Elephant Status …

Extinction

Africa Lost 111,000 Elephants to Poaching in Last Decade

Africa lost as many as 111,000 elephants over the last decade as a surge in poaching in the east of the continent caused the population’s biggest …

Extinction

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Throughout history, the human desire for ivory—used in products from jewelry to piano keys to priceless religious art objects—has far outmatched …

Ivory Trade

<b>1989:</b> Born Free and its supporters helped encourage CITES² to ban the international commercial ivory trade. The price of ivory crashed and markets in …

African Elephants

<b>African elephants</b> (<i>Loxodonta africana</i>) can be found across central and southern Africa. The largest land mammal in the world, a bull African elephant …

Wildlife

Stop the Ivory Trade | Bloody Ivory : Stop Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trade

Illegal ivory seized in Cameroon<p>Why the ban?<p>In 1979 there were an estimated 1.3 million African elephants. A decade later, widespread poaching had …

Global War Against Nature: 100 Elephants Killed Each Day in Illegal Ivory Trade

Maybe baby steps will help, but the world needs a lot more than either the U.S. or China is offering to combat the illegal traffic in wildlife, a …

Wildlife