Home >> The Environmental Crime Crisis >> Sub-Saharan Africa conflicts and the elephant range
File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 355 kb -
.pdf .pdf Download 17 mb -
Uploaded on Wednesday 18 Jun 2014 by Jarle Mjaasund

Sub-Saharan Africa conflicts and the elephant range

Year: 2014 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
Approximately 19,000 elephants are located within or very near conflict zones in countries with civil wars or significant unrest and armed non-state groups. Up to a maximum 15% of elephant populations are killed annually in or very near conflict zones (ca. 2,850 elephants). An estimated 100,000 elephants are located within a 500 km striking range of such areas of which approximately 5,000 elephants are killed. Within and near conflict zones non-state armed groups are responsible for killing about 90% of the elephants killed. Depending on the non-state armed groups range of illegal hunting of elephants the illegal trade in ivory provides these groups with approximately USD 3.9-12.3 million.
Views: 165     Downloads: 30     Rating: 3
The illegal charcoal trade controlled by Al Shabaab
Saiga antelope populations
Environmental crime network
Illegal wildlife trafficking affects species population
Illegal charcoal trade in eastern DR Congo
Charcoal business in Virunga area
The charcoal supply chain
Population growth in Sub-Saharan and Central Africa