Like so many other environmental issues, saving the African elephant
ultimately comes down to human desire.
Fish and Wildlife Service to uplist African elephants
from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
well as reaching out to the consumers who are buying these illicitly traded goods and ensure they know the destructive impact this is having not only on the African elephant
but on national security, regional security, economies and livelihoods.
One hundred thousand African elephants
will be slaughtered over the next 10 years if current rates of poaching continue, experts have said.
Unlike Asian elephant fetuses that have domed heads, relatively small ears, and a single "finger" at the end of their trunks, this fetus has a convex-shaped head, relatively large ears, and two "fingers" at the end of its trunk-characteristics of an African elephant
Strengthen range States' knowledge about African elephant
DALLAS, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Zoo today announced that it is the first zoo in North America to combine African elephants
with zebras, giraffes, impalas, ostriches and guinea fowl in the same habitat, where these majestic animals can explore the award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat side by side, just as they would in the wild.
Dear EarthTalk: How are populations of African elephants
faring these days?
THE Duke of Cambridge yesterday called for more to be done to prevent the illegal slaughter of African elephants
The African Elephant
Coalition of 23 African elephant
range countries oppose the proposals for the down-listings and one-off sales, insisting that the nine-year resting period provides all African range states the opportunity to cooperatively secure elephants in their habitat.
Congress passed the African Elephant
Conservation Act and established the African Elephant
Conservation Fund, which is administered by the U.
An African elephant
has been likened to a "young Picasso" after developing a flair for painting.