Elephants, ivory and CITES

Rosencranz, Armin and Sehgal, Dhiren (2017) Elephants, ivory and CITES. Environmental Policy and Law, 47 (1). pp. 2-5. ISSN 0378777X

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The last of the megaherbivore species, elephants will be the end of a 60-million-year-old lineage of keystone species. A keystone species is one of its kind that has a large impact on the environment, and is indispensable to maintaining the biodiversity of any given ecosystem. The disappearance of such a species from a particular area would be detrimental to that ecosystem. At one point, homo sapiens shared the planet with 42 other species of megafauna or megaherbivores weighing over a ton; now only two such species remain – the African and the Asian elephants

Item Type: Article
Keywords: African and Asian Elephants | Elephant Trade
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 09:30
Official URL: https://doi.org/ 10.3233/EPL-170002
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/841


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