[p]opulations 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.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
UNEP Report Released: Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis
Today, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), released a joint report produced in conjunction with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC), titled Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis (2013). The 80-page document available here, discusses how,