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However, some African elephant populations are still endangered because of the now-illegal ivory trade, for which hunters would cut the tusks off elephants.
In the range states, up to 70 per cent of elephant population is non-transient, while the rest migrate over the borders into Myanmar and India.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the decision of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention for International Trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) not to include all African elephant populations in Appendix 1.
Tanzania, which relies heavily on wildlife tourism, saw a 60 percent decline in its elephant population.
In central Africa, an estimated 14% of the elephant population was slaughtered in 2011.
China is a major consumer of ivory, with demand for the tusks threatening dwindling elephant populations with extinction.
Chester Zoo is part of a breeding programme coordinated by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) that is focused on sustaining a viable elephant population in Europe.
the " Chester Zoo is part of a breeding programme co-ordinated by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums which focuses on sustaining the European elephant population
He commended the continuing efforts of the Sri Lankan wildlife conservation authorities and civil society conservationists to protect the elephant population of Sri Lanka, which has led to the gradual increase in the population of wild elephants in the country.
CONSERVATIONISTS say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50% in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- Continued poaching will likely mean a decline in overall elephant population, according to a report released today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), but an official of the UN Environment Program said international efforts to stop the crime are gaining momentum.
The tournament was introduced to Thailand in 2001 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and has grown to become one of the biggest charitable events in Thailand, raising funds for projects that better the lives of Thailand's elephant population with $900,000 collected so far.
The Anantara Arabian Knights will compete against 16 other teams, totalling 50 players, including Thai supermodels, professional horse polo players and New Zealand rugby players, to raise funds for Thailand's wild and domesticated elephant population.
In 2013, the tournament attracted 50 players and raised more than US $750,000 for projects that care for Thailand's wild and domestic elephant population.
More than$750,000 has been raised and donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand's wild and domesticated elephant population through the tournament.