The fallen woman, who was not identified, died after the tusk of an elephant entered her lower back and went through her chest.
Few days ago China officially released a notice, closing the first of its state-licensed ivory carving factories and retailers, as part of their "orderly process" to end the widespread poaching of elephants in Africa by the end of 2017 and protect their remaining population.
There are only 25 remaining giant tusker elephants in the world; 15 are in Africa. With Satao II gone, the number has gone down.
After news of African forest elephants taking over 90 years for its population to recover due to slow breeding, its cousin, Africa's savanna elephants, are dwindling in numbers.
Elephants in Tanzania’s Selous reserve could be wiped out by 2022 because of poaching and mining.
To rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned elephants that lost their mothers to ivory poachers, Silent Heroes and the African Wildlife Trust has partnered to build the first elephant orphanage in Tanzania and is expected to open in March.
Illegal trafficking and poaching of rhinos, elephants and pangolins, and others in South Africa were the topics in a recent talk by a Wild Tomorrow Fund ecologist, at Audubon Greenwich, in Connecticut. Researchers say there is hope despite a seemingly grim future for the animals.
Although rhino poaching decreased slightly in South Africa, experts say 2015 was a record breaker for illegal rhino kills across the entire continent.
Female elephants are the matriarchs of their social groups. Researchers discovered that when a female elephant is killed by a poacher, their daughter readily steps in to fill her shoes. This suggests the animals have an unwavering resilience to pressure by humans.
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently joined the 96 Elephants campaign to end illegal poaching of African elephant tusks.
African elephants are the leading cause behind the tree-density loss in Kruger National Park. A new study sheds light on how conservationists can maintain sustainable preserves while reducing the effects of the growing number of tree-eating elephants.