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The IUCN Red List notes the total population of African elephants is actually on the increase thanks to this progress, but both species are still listed as vulnerable to extinction, primarily due ...


Ivory Coast without ivory: Massive extinction of African forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire Posted on 26th Oct 2020 26th Oct 2020 Author admin2ko By Jean-Louis Kouakou ,Sery Gonedelé Bi ,Eloi Anderson Bitty ,Célestin Kouakou ,Alphonse Kouassi Yao ,Kouadio Bénoîtype Kassé ,Soulemane Ouattara – Plos One


The African elephant was first listed in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in 1976 and moved to Appendix II the following year. In 1990, after nearly a decade during which African elephant populations dropped by almost 50%, the species was moved to Appendix I of CITES.


To leaf through Wolfe’s latest collection, Wild Elephants: Conservation in the Age of Extinction (Earth Aware Editions, 2019), is to be introduced to an animal whose elegance, intelligence, and social complexities signal one of nature’s least understood yet most compelling wonders. On any given page, we are granted access to intimate scenes ...


In the last century, the African elephant population has decreased by almost 90 percent, with an estimated 415,000 remaining as of 2016. They are considered vulnerable under the IUCN’s Red List.


But elephants indeed face multiple dangers, some that could even send them into extinction. And since elephants have no natural enemy, what on Earth could possibly be harming them? The answer is simple. Humans. Poaching, or the illegal practice of hunting, is a reoccurring struggle for the African elephant population.


African Elephants Could Be Extinct Within 20 Years, Experts Say. Close-up of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) smelling with trunk in South Luangwa National Park in eastern Zambia.


With optimistic estimates putting the elephant population figure at under half a million, at the rate they are being killed, elephants will be extinct in twenty short years.


In a way, our modern understanding of extinction starts with the elephant. It was while studying fossilized teeth of two different elephant ancestors, the mammoth and the mastodon, that scientists first became aware of the fact that species could die out and become forever extinct. In 1796, French naturalist George Cuvier compared mastodon and mammoth […]


Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction 08/09/2014 01:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 Photo credit: Global March for elephants and rhinos - 4 October / savingthewild.com