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Poachers Have Killed 62 Percent of Forest Elephants in the Past Decade | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

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Central Africa has become increasingly inhospitable to forest elephants, according to a study published March 4 in PLoS One that found that 62 percent of the species was killed by poachers between 2002 and 2011.

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Yvette Fouche (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:41 pm
Interesting. I didn't know there were two different species. We still have so much to learn.

Danuta Watola (1260)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:22 am

D D. (102)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:36 pm
This is very bad news.....Hopefully, Something can be done about this.

Sherri SicktilNovtwenthfour (128)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:49 pm
Japan I am ashamed of you my friends. I am sure there is other materials to make you Hanko personalized stamps and Shamisen picks out of. I don't care how hard to the forest elephant tusks are you are contributing to this species extinction. Using elephant tusk material my Japanese friends is prolonging the inevitable demise of these elephants. I know you can stop their slaughter by stopping the market for buying their tusks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:12 am
Agreed Sherri. Absolutely disgusting.

. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:21 am
very bad and sad news,a real disgrace

Georgeta Trandafir (32)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:27 am
noted, very sad news

Jarmila Bernathova (24)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:16 am
very sad :((

Tanya W. (61)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:10 am
There should be a bounty on poachers!!!

Ilona a. (51)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:52 am
sadly noted

Elena Bonati (35)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:56 am
Very sad news.
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