How to stop the African elephant population from extermination; Causes, Achievements and Consequences
Humans’ hunting for ivory has had a serious impact of the African elephant population. Ivory has throughout history been a symbol of manhood and status. As the market of ivory expanded to the rest of the world, the market demand for ivory became higher than what the elephants could manage to provide. In the 1980’s, the African elephant population was threatened by extension and it was reduced with 50 percent in ten years. For this reason, CITES placed the African elephant population under a ban, which made it an illegal act to trade ivory and other elephant parts.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:elephant ivory poaching population cites market appendix tanzania
Date of Publication:06/20/2006