African forest elephant in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo.
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature has made two big decisions related to the conservation of the African elephant.
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
The Southern Tanzania Elephant Program used camera traps to capture elephant visits to farmland.
Elephants feeding on crops poses a challenge to their coexistence with humans. Farmers must introduce strategies to reduce losses and avoid lethal action against the endangered species.
Elephant feet have peculiar structures that can also be seen in other large-bodied animals.
Foot problems are more rife in elephants living in captivity. The hard ground they walk on often gives them foot trouble. Generally, by the time the problem is picked up, it's too late.
Attempts at regulating the market show any ivory trade represents a threat to the survival of African elephants.
Historical evidence shows African elephants are endangered by the ivory trade, despite any attempt at regulating the market. A total ban is the only hope for the world's largest living land animal.