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Too soon to celebrate: Elephant poaching declining, but populations in Africa still plummeting

Too soon to celebrate: Elephant poaching declining, but populations in Africa still plummeting

A report from the Convention in the Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) shows that in 2016, the overall trend of elephant poaching in Africa has declined. However, conservationists warn it’s too soon to celebrate.

First monthly, then quarterly, now no poaching stats

Rhino poaching might be on the decrease; elephant poaching is on the rise. But without up to date poaching figures from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) how do we know? That is why a South African NGO has been forced to waste valuable resources collating information that should be readily available in order to separate fact from fiction.

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