International agreement on African elephants tops agenda at Botswana Summit


- "Africa stands to lose a fifth of its elephants in the next decade if current poaching rates are maintained," this statement was part of the conclusion of a report released Monday at the opening of a ministerial conference on elephant survival held in Gaborone from 2 to 4 December 2013.

The high-level summit on the survival of African elephants was hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Botswana Government to coordinate the fight against poachers and traffickers whose activities have intensified, fueled by strong Asian demand.

At the end of the important gathering, a strong statement, dubbed urgent measures from the African Elephant Summit (Gaborone, Botswana, 2-4 December 2013) was adopted by more than thirty states, including China and Vietnam. The 14-point declaration, aims to rally «political support at the highest level "against poaching and ivory trafficking. On 3 December, six countries signed the text in Gaborone, 25 others will follow suit formally later on). The text is available for download in English and French.


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♦ L'Afrique pourrait perdre 20% de ses éléphants en dix ans - Par AFP, publié le 02/12/2013 à 09:40, mis à jour à 12:24 -  Gaborone (Botswana) - L'Afrique pourrait perdre un cinquième de ses éléphants dans les dix ans à venir si le braconnage se poursuit au rythme actuel, selon un rapport publié lundi à l'ouverture à Gaborone d'une conférence ministérielle consacrée à la survie du pachyderme. 


♦African Elephant Summit - Gaborone, Botswana, 2-4 December 2013 : site web officiel de l'UICN


 L'avenir des éléphants d'Afrique au cœur d'un sommet au Botswana  : 20


♦ Vidéo : Un accord pour la sauvegarde des éléphants en Afrique : Les délégués présents au sommet de Garbonne au Botswana pour la protection des éléphants ont signé un texte sur un plan d'urgence pour enrayer le massacre des éléphants d'Afrique par les braconniers...

♦  Un accord international pour la sauvegarde des éléphants d’Afrique - Un texte contenant 14 mesures d’urgence pour enrayer le massacre des éléphants d’Afrique a été conclu mardi 3 décembre au Botswana 


 Les mesures urgentes du sommet de l'éléphant d'Afrique (Gaborone, Botswana, 2- 4 décembre 2013)


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Des chiffres récents montrent que le braconnage pour le commerce illégal de l’ivoire pourrait faire disparaître un cinquième des éléphants d’Afrique dans la prochaine décennie  

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