Number of Wild Elephants in Vietnam in 2010

The number of wild elephants in Vietnam has dropped from more than 2,000 in the mid 1990s to between 72 to 80 in 2010 due to wildlife trafficking.

In addition, an estimated 4,000 tons of black market wildlife products pass through Vietnam each year.

Source: Cain Nunns, “Ivory trade could make Vietnam’s elephants extinct within a decade,” Guardian, September 21, 2010.