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Large scale ivory seizures
Large-scale ivory shipments originating from Africa have almost exclusively been seized in containers at major ports in Asia, where there is an established customs inspection systems. Shipments have mainly originated fro...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
African elephant population by country
The overall sub-regional distribution of the African elephant indicates that approximately half of the total elephant population is found in Southern Africa, while less than 30 per cent are found in Eastern Africa. West...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
African elephant range and population distribution
Elephant population distribution and approximate core ranges of elephants in Africa. Individuals and minor groups of elephants can be found outside these ranges.
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
African elephant range and population density
While poaching is an immediate and direct threat to the African elephant, range and habitat loss are the most significant longterm threat to the species’ survival. There is good reason to believe that the total eleph...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
African elephant population: a different count
The latest estimates of the total number of African elephants range between 419,000 and 650,000. Overall data reliability at the continental level has declined as many important populations have not been surveyed for ove...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Estimates of illegally killed elephants in 2011
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...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Percentage of illegally killed elephants per sub-region
Central Africa has shown worrying poaching trends for some time, and has consistently displayed the highest levels of poaching in any sub-region since MIKE monitoring began. In 2006, PIKE levels were at 0.5, meaning that...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
African elephants threatened by conflict
The African continent has struggled with political instability and conflict in recent history. Such instability encourages criminal activity including wildlife trafficking, poaching and other environmental crimes (Bouch...
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Illegal ivory trafficking routes
Primary and secondary ivory smuggling routes in Africa based on a wide range of sources including both ETIS seizures and criminal intelligence.
28 Nov 2013 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Ghana, topographic map
Overview of the western African country of Ghana, with topography and major cities, as well as lakes and rivers. Ghana is inhabitaed by 21 million people, and the capital is Accra, on the Atlantic coast. Environmental is...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Eritrea, topographic map
Overview over the country of Eritrea, with topography and major cities. Eritrea, independent in 1993, is inhabited by 4.5 million people, and the capital is Asmara. Environmental issues, according to the CIA world factbo...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Niger case study provinces reference map
Niger case study provinces reference map
07 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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