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Elephant Poaching Falls Dramatically

by bill - 2019-06-07 - ( life / animals / elephants )

Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa

"Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress seems to have resulted in large part from declining demand for ivory in China, which has banned the trade, and government action in some African countries. But even with the "vast improvements," the problem isn't solved yet, says ecologist George Wittemyer of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, who was not involved in the study. "The pressure is still high, and the species is under threat."


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