Tuskless elephants: how poaching is changing African elephants

As the poaching crisis rumbles on, African elephant populations are being decimated. But something strange is also happening to the appearance of elephants. They’re losing their tusks. If you take a safari in Zambia, you’re now far more likely to see an elephant with no tusks than you did back in 1969. 10.5% of females […]

The World Wildlife Conference (CITES CoP17) – what happened and what does it mean for endangered wildlife?

The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) involving 182 states from around the world has just finished in Johannesburg, South Africa. After starting 2 weeks ago, this was a pivotal meeting to discuss changes to the CITES convention that regulates the trade in animals and plants across the world. CITES […]

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