There are just 415,000 elephants left in Africa

In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed huge swaths of the African continent. But decades of poaching and conflict have since decimated African elephant populations. In 2016, experts estimated that Africa’s elephant population had dropped by 111,000 elephants in the span of just a decade.⁠

Today, there are just ~415,000 elephants across Africa. While elephant poaching is trending downward, with significant declines in East Africa, poaching and human development continue to drive these wonderful animals dangerously closer to extinction.⁠

Source: WWF