Status of the African elephant
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Status of the African elephant hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session ... November 8, 1989. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment.

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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • United States.


  • Africn elephant,
  • Wildlife conservation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- International cooperation,
  • Wildlife conservation -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Ivory industry

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .M447 1989t
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 99 p. ;
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1666198M
LC Control Number91600719

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Across Asia, the pace of human development has devastated elephant populations at an alarming rate. Asian elephants are even more endangered than their African cousins. That’s because the biggest threat to their survival isn’t poaching but habitat loss. Poaching for the ivory trade is the biggest threat to African elephants’ survival. Before the Europeans began colonizing Africa, there may have been as many as 26 arrival of. The African elephant is the largest living land mammal, and their potential impact on their habitats raises important management issues both for protected areas and unprotected land. This Status Report, derived from data contained in the African Elephant Database, is rich in data and information on numbers, distribution and current issues, and provides continent-wide information that is vital. How to Be an Elephant focuses on how a young elephant learns to survive in the African savannah, giving lots of scientific information on what a young elephant gets taught by its mother and the other adult elephants around it/5.

The African elephant (Loxodonta) is a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant (L. africana) and the smaller African forest elephant (L. cyclotis).Both are herbivores and live in groups. They have grey skin and differ in the size of their ears and tusks, and in Class: Mammalia. According to the African Elephant Status Report the elephant population is estimated at , to , individuals. This is approximately , less elephants compared to (Thouless.   By , the African elephant population had dropped to an estimated 10 million. Elephant slaughter increased in the s, where it is estimated that elephants were killed per day. In , the elephant is listed as threatened under the United States’ Endangered Species Act. This limited the trade of some ivory. African Elephant Status Report II In Partnership With Thank You to Our Sponsors. IV The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of the material, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IUCN concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its authorities.

As the elephant's future looms ever darker, Martin Meredith's concise and richly illustrated biography traces the elephant's history from the first ivory expeditions of the Egyptian pharaohs years ago to today, exploring along the way the indelible imprint the African elephant has made in art, literature, culture, and by: In , the African elephant was listed under Appendix I by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), making trade illegal. Appendix II status (which allows restricted trade) was given to elephants in Botswana, Namibia, and Class: Mammalia.   African elephant populations have fallen from an estimated 12 million a century ago, to some ,, according to the most recent estimations contained in the African Elephant Status Report. “Illegal killing of African elephants for ivory remains a significant threat to elephant populations in most of the range States”, said CITES. Get this from a library! African elephant status report an update from the African Elephant Database. [J J Blanc; IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group.; IUCN- .