- African elephants are classed as vulnerable with around 415,000 left in the world.
- They are affected by illegal wildlife trade, human wildlife conflict and habitat loss and fragmentation.
- The space available to elephants in Africa has more than halved since 1979.
- Around 90% of African elephants have been wiped out in the past century – mainly due to the ivory trade.
- Elephants are known as the ‘landscape architects’ of their habitat– for instance as they move around and feed, they create clearings in wooded areas, which lets new plants grow and forests regenerate naturally.
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