Vulnerable African nations join hands to save jumbos


Just before 2014, five African countries were utterly concerned about the future of their iconic species. Gabon, Chad, Tanzania, Botswana and Ethiopia were all alarmed at the rate at which African elephants were being slaughtered to supply ivory to supply ivory to illegal markets in Asia, particularly China.

The majority of Africa’s surviving elephants  both forest and Savannah species  are in these countries. Worried about the state of affairs, the five launched the Elephant Protection Initiative during the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in February 2014. The latest edition of the conference was held in London last week.

 The five were in agreement that the poaching was undermining ecosystem integrity, economic development and the rule of law. They also agreedRead More


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