Dead Elephants Caused by Poachers Between 2002 to 2006

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has reported that 4 out of every 10 elephants that died between 2002 and 2006 were killed by poachers. In 2012, CITES estimates that poachers are the cause of 8 out of 10 elephant deaths in Africa.

Source:  David H. Halbfinger, “2 Manhattan Jewelers Admit Illegal Ivory Trading,” New York Times, July 12, 2012.