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


Offbeat  (tags: Elephant, poaching, ivory, decline, wildlife, protection, animals, sadness, wildlife, suffering, animal cruelty, animal advocates, animal rights )

Julie
- 410 days ago - motherboard.vice.com
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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Comments

mike b. (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.
 

Nyack Clancy (432)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:12 pm
I for one, am personally very happy to see Obama step up to the plate to end the illegal wildlife poaching in Africa- incidentally THE ONLY LEADER WORLD WIDE who has stepped up to the task.

Any wonder they were NOT happy to see him? lol, between rhino horns and elephant ivory alone, its a trillion dollar industry, not to mention lions have declined 75% due to poaching.


Obama Moves to Fight Wildlife Trafficking in Africa
- See more at: http://www.earthprotect.com/index.php/blogs/entry/1723-obama-moves-to-fight-wildlife-trafficking-in-africa#sthash.6FWnIxb3.dpuf
 

LMj Sunshine (122)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:27 pm
Heartbreaking...
 

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

Elisa F. (234)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:37 am
Noted. We mustn't give up! Thanks Julie.
 

Nikhil D (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. (79)
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
getekend
 

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

Jaime A. (32)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:37 pm
Noted, sad.!!
 

Ruth S. (307)
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
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:13 am
Miserable, sobering news.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
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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