Elephants are sought after for their ivory, which comes from their tusks. In most countries, it is illegal, but this has’t stopped people from killing them.
Elephant poaching was at its highest ever within the past two decades. But some studies are reporting that poaching decreased.
However, a new study contradicts this overall narrative; that poaching has decreased for elephants. Previous studies didn’t account for missing data and when you look at the geographic regions, it’s a lot more complicated.
In this episode, I talk about what’s really going on with elephants and poaching. I studied forest elephants for my Ph.D., so this is a topic near and dear to my heart.
In this podcast, I’ll cover:
Full show notes here: https://stephanieschuttler.com/has-poaching-decreased-for-elephants/
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