13,000: The estimated elephant population in
70,000: The estimated elephant population in
100,000: The number of African elephants killed by poachers between 2010 and 2013, according to scientific research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
420,000-650,000: The number of African elephants left in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
42 tonnes: The estimated weight of ivory intercepted in large-scale (over 500-kilo) seizures in 2013, according to wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic. This figure represents a street value of US$88.2 million.
US$19 billion: The total value of the global illegal wildlife trade, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).