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Two-Thirds of Africa's Forest Elephants Were Killed in the Last Decade

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The survey consists of work from 60 scientists who, along with conservation staff, spent 91,600 person-days from 2002-2011 tracking elephants in Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Republic of Congo.

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mike brown (30)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:20 pm
So sad and yet us humans do this to so many animals. Thanks for the share Julie.

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:27 pm

Gaby A. (13)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:29 am
unbelievable - heartbreaking - put a stop to this - punishmant to the killers

Elisa F. (235)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:37 am
Noted. We mustn't give up! Thanks Julie.

Nikhil Dutta (2)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:46 am
Sad news

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:11 am
read + sadly noted, thanks

Veerle D. (153)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:36 am
I'm sorry to read this but not really surprised by it... Thanks for sharing.

Elsa Boet (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:24 am

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:27 pm
Noted and sad that humans have no mercy.

Jaime Alves (51)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:37 pm
Noted, sad.!!

Ruth C. (141)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:14 am
So heartbreaking.

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:53 am
TY Julie and Nyack for the link. Humans won't be happy until every animal is extinct

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:13 am
Miserable, sobering news.

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:29 am
By the way Nyack, Obama may be the only leader world wide to give money to protect endangered species, but it was Richard Nixon was signed the Endangered Species Act in 1973. Without this piece of legislation, nearly all the big cats, and elephants would have been destroyed by now.

lori c. (29)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 3:27 am
China's insatiable greed for ivory must be stopped! This is an absolute tragedy!, The elephant population is being decimated, many large tuskers (males) are already gone and the murder rate is becoming higher than the birth rate!
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