The vote in plenary altered slightly a decision decided at the start of the 12-day conference, set to wrap up Wednesday, prohibiting the transfer of all African elephants
caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities.
According to the report, the population of male African elephants
is almost half of the population of female elephants.
Its specific objectives were to raise awareness on the current status of the African elephant
in the southern African region, exchange of ideas on human-elephant conflict, illegal and legal trade and to reach an agreement on concrete interventions to address the challenges.
Trunk call Safari Park star Mondula the African elephant
Four African elephants
, three females and one male, were flown in from Zimbabwe in late April for Dubai Safari Image Credit: Dubai Safari Sajila Saseendran, Senior Reporter
More than half of these (1,453) were from African elephants
, official figures from the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have shown.
Playbacks have been used for many years to explore the behavioural responses of African elephants
to a suspected natural threat.
The Obama administration allowed elephant trophies from South Africa and Namibia, though it banned trade in ivory from African elephants
. It's not clear how much good can be achieved through the paradoxical policy of allowing elephants to be destroyed in order to preserve elephants.
are a species in crisis, and the US government should not do anything that could endanger them further.
are a threatened species - one step below endangered - under the U.S.
WASHINGTON u President Donald Trump said Friday that heEs delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants
shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."
DONALD Trump's administration have lifted a ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants
shot for sport.
It was the primary reason that the Syrian elephant was hunted to extinction and that today's African elephants
are in danger of extinction from the ravages of poachers.
Sadly, 20,000 African elephants
continue to be killed each year, largely for the Asian market.