Africa: Africa’s Elephant Species Are Both Endangered, Due to Poaching and Habitat Loss

[The Conversation Africa] Humans have been over-exploiting African elephants for centuries. More than 2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire's demand for ivory led to the extinction of genetically distinct elephant populations in northern Africa. But in recent times, population increases among southern African elephants and declines across the rest of the continent have made it hard to clearly assess how threatened the species is overall.Read the Original Article