HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Elephants in the Dust - The African Elephant Crisis >> Estimates of illegally killed elephants in 2011
File type Download Size Language
.pdf .pdf Download 2 mb -
fr.pdf fr.pdf Download 7 mb French
.jpg .jpg Download 256 kb -
Uploaded on Monday 11 Mar 2013 by GRID-Arendal

Estimates of illegally killed elephants in 2011

Year: 2013 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Description:
In 2011, approximately 7.4 per cent of the total elephant populations in African MIKE sites were killed illegally. This is a significant increase from 2010, when the average number of elephants killed was estimated to be 11,500. Healthy elephant populations have a natural annual growth rate of between 5 and 6 per cent (Dunham 2012), or a theoretical maximum of 7 per cent (Hanks 1973). Thus the 7.4 per cent estimated illegal off-take in 2011 indicates an unsustainable trend of elephants being killed faster than they can breed. If this trend continues over a number of years, current poaching levels will lead to significant population declines across much of the continent.
Views: 282     Downloads: 173     Rating: 3
Ivory transaction index
African elephants threatened by conflict
Percentage of illegally killed elephants per sub-region
Large scale ivory seizures
Illegal ivory trafficking routes
African elephant range and population density
African elephant range and population distribution
African elephant population by country