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Conservation Status

The IUCN¹ Red List, which lists all rare species, classes Asian elephants as ‘Endangered’.  This means the species ‘faces a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future’.

Asia’s elephants
1900 – 100,000
1995 – 50,000
2007 – 40,000 - 50,000 (note: this is considered by many scientists to be just a "crude guess" and the actual population may be much lower); IUCN status: ‘Endangered’

CITES* Status:

Appendix I

¹International Union for Conservation of Nature
*CITES: The United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) is an international agreement between governments which provides varying levels of protection for species that are or may be in danger of extinction from international trade.
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