Asked in Animal Rights and AbuseEndangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened SpeciesElephants
What was the population of elephants in 1990?
February 29, 2012 10:10AM
Citing from Wikipedia,
In 1979, Iain Douglas-Hamilton estimated the continental population of African elephants at around 1.3 million animals. This estimate is controversial and is believed to be a gross overestimate, but it is very widely cited and has become a de facto baseline that continues to be incorrectly used to quantify downward population trends in the species.