How Many Elephants Are Killed Each Year?


Up to 5 per cent of Africa’s elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory each year. In 2005, 23,000 elephants were killed. The number of African elephants decreased from 1.3 million in 1979 to 600,000 in 1989, when an international convention banned the trade of ivory. The population now stands at about 500,000.
Q&A Related to "How Many Elephants Are Killed Each Year?"
According to the BBC, over 600,000 elephants were poached in the 1970s and 1980s. A ban on ivory trade was instituted and this helped to rescue the species from certain extinction
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I don't have the exact number, but the majority of them are white, female, and twentysomething.
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