For the African elephant
, the road to extinction is paved with trinkets, baubles, and bangles.
An endangered listing would institute restrictions on both domestic and international trade in African elephant
parts (including ivory, hunting trophies, skins and other products), and would expand public oversight of such activities.
The report warns that poaching levels will lead to continuing declines in the African elephant
GENEVA (TAP) - More than 20,000 African elephants
were killed for their ivory in 2013, driven by demand in China and Thailand, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agency reported on Friday.
A lovely baby African elephant
born at West Midlands Safari Park
It is estimated that the current African Elephant
population is around 500,000.
But historical evidence and physical characteristics indicated that the fetus was most likely an African elephant
The African Elephant
Action Plan was approved at the 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Qatar in 2010.
The Giants of the Savanna habitat was built, in part, in response to national attention the Dallas Zoo received in 2009 regarding Jenny, an African elephant
that has been in the Dallas Zoo's care since 1986.
Congress reauthorized the long dormant African Elephant
Conservation Act, putting $1.
The Duke said: "The killings of the African elephant
and rhino, and the related illegal trade in their ivory and horn have reached shocking levels in the past few years.
A striking example of a cryptic species is the African elephant
, which was discovered in 2001 to be two distinct species incapable of breeding with each other--the African bush elephant and the African elephant
The Renaissance of Hunting the African Elephant
is an extraordinary, in-depth guide to modern-day elephant hunting.
Malaysian authorities have confiscated 700 African elephant
tusks worth about $1 million destined for China
He will insert this chemical, which carries hereditary information, into the reproductive egg cell of a female African elephant
(see diagram, right).