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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS UNDER RED LIST


Ø International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the African Elephants : African forest elephant as Critically Endangered and the African Savanna Elephant as Endangered.

Ø Criteria for listing under Critically Endangered Species the the population have declined by greater than 80% over the last ten years and have restricted geographical range.

Ø From India, 10 mammals, 15 birds, 6 reptiles,19 amphibians, 14 fishes are listed as “Critically Endangered”.

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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS UNDER RED LIST