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Elephants in the Dust

Published 6th March 2013

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New report warns of uncertain future for African Elephants

Bangkok, 6th March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade.

Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis

Report author(s):
UNEP, CITES, IUCN, TRAFFIC

Publication date:
March 2013


Notes:

High resolution graphics and photos from the report for use in media are available at www.grida.no

Results from the report were synthesized from the latest data based on sources including the CITES-led Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme, the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) and the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG), the African and Asian Elephant Database, the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), expert consultations and a range of other sources.