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African Elephant Census Paints Bleak Picture

The Push Toward Extinction Gaining Momentum Results of a new survey reveal that Africa’s savannah elephants are going fast. The Great Elephant Census estimates that about 352,000 elephants remain—down from previous estimates of 419,000 to 650,000 elephants in 2013. The authors … Continue reading

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Africa Losing 40,000 Elephants Every Year To Poaching

Elephant Conservation Demands Intervention Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other … Continue reading

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Poachers Kill Kenya’s Biggest Bull Elephant

Government Denies Wildlife Crisis By Paula Kahumbu Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in northern Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, bearers of genes that produce bull elephants with huge tusks reaching down to the … Continue reading

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