All three surviving elephant species are facing dramatic declines. Poaching driven by consumer demand for ivory in Asia is an important driver of their demise especially in Africa, making their plight a global issue, which has to be addressed by international policy. Michael Gross reports.
Gross, M. (2016). The plight of the pachyderms. Current Biology, 26(19), R865–R868. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.041