Zimbabwe hosted the African Elephant Conference, which was attended by ministers and senior government officials from Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia,  Japan, and China -two large consumer markets of elephant tusk- as well as representatives of conservation organizations. The conference aimed to reach a consensus on sustainable elephant management practices that benefit both elephants and local communities. Africa News reports that Zimbabwean officials say the country can support up to 55,000 elephants but the population has more than doubled to 100,000.