2011 Elephant Poaching Deadliest Since Ivory Ban
Eco Friendly Daily
OCTOBER 18, 2013
It is unknown exactly how many elephants roamed Africa prior to European colonization bringing big game hunters. In 1989, a ban on the trade of ivory came to be but despite this ban the ivory trade has continued to be a major issue globally. Within years of the ivory ban, however, elephant population numbers began to rise as poaching declined. However, it is estimated that between five and ten million elephants called the continent home.