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2016-08-31

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Am 31. August 2016 wurden die Ergebnisse einer pan-afrikanischen Studie über Savannenelefanten "Great Elephant Census" auf der IUCN-Weltnaturschutzkonferenz in Hawaai vorgestellt. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Zahl der afrikanischen Savannenelefanten in den letzten Jahren um fast ein Drittel zurückgegangen ist. Wissenschaftler haben in 18 Ländern Afrikas nur noch 352,271 Exemplare gezählt. 2014 gab es 30 Prozent weniger Savannenelefanten als 2007. Seither sinke die Zahl pro Jahr um weitere acht Prozent. Die Forscher machen vor allem die Wilderei für diese Entwicklung verantwortlich.

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On 31 August 2016, Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced the alarming results of the Great Elephant Census (GEC), the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants. Revealed at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, the GEC shows a decline of 30 percent in African savanna elephant populations in 15 of the 18 countries surveyed. Over a two-year period, using standardized data collection and validation methods, the GEC accurately determined the number and distribution of the great majority of African savanna elephants and provides a baseline for future surveys and trend analyses. Final results show: Savanna elephant populations declined by 30 percent (equal to 144,000 elephants) between 2007 and 2014. The current rate of decline is 8 percent per year, primarily due to poaching. The rate of decline accelerated from 2007 to 2014. 352,271 elephants were counted in the 18 countries surveyed.

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