The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution to tackle illegal smuggling of endangered wildlife like elephants and rhinoceros.
A ton of illegal ivory carved into decorative objects was destroyed in New York's Times Square on Friday as US officials denounced poaching that kills thousands of elephants a year.
Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species.
African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching.
Wildlife experts and officials from around 30 governments will gather next week in Botswana to confront the threat that wild elephants could be heading for extinction, due in part to Chinese demand for ivory.
From the pittance paid to local poachers to a multi-billion dollar industry, here are some of the key numbers related to Africa's endangered elephants:
An African lion named Imani has given birth to three cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Loss of habitat and prey are putting African lions in danger of extinction, and the majestic creatures need protection in order to save their species, the US government said Monday.
Elephants will be wiped out in some parts of Africa unless more countries get involved in efforts to prevent poaching and ivory smuggling, according to wildlife regulator CITES.
Despite protection efforts for elephants, gorillas, local human health declines in the Central African Republic
(Phys.org) —BaAka foragers face growing malnutrition amidst a growing trade in forest products and political and economic volatility in the Central African Republic, despite conservation efforts designed to secure their ...