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Swiss couple on safari has close encounters of the elephant kind

Swiss couple on safari has close encounters of the elephant kind A Swiss couple came a little too close to the exotic wildlife on their African safari when a giant elephant decided to test its strength on their hired car. … Continue reading

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Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile

Lucy Skrine, 11, was walking through the bustling streets of Hong Kong a few months ago with fellow animal activists, holding signs in Chinese and English that read: “Say No to Ivory.” “There was one mainland Chinese that came around, … Continue reading

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Africa Could Lose 20 Percent of Elephants

Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned Monday. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across the continent last year, as poaching reached “unacceptably … Continue reading

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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS AT RISK OF EXTINCTION

The poaching of African elephants has increased so much in recent years that birth rates of wild populations have fallen behind, placing the animal at the risk of extinction. It doesn’t help that their natural habitat is shrinking either. In … Continue reading

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The killing of the elephants in the last few years is a tragedy

  In this Image you can see top ten Asian countries with the most Ivory seized. Each Blue Ivory represents 2,000 pounds seized, about 90 elephants. On average tuskss weight 11 pounds. As you can see India has 14,900 pounds, … Continue reading

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Save the elephant

Save the elephant Ivory is approximately $200-$375.00 per inch, $3,000 per Kilo, or $1,500 perpound. Carved Ivory used to make religious sculptures, in China. Elephants are evolving smaller tusks to protect themselves from poaching.   Massive pile of Ivory Tusks … Continue reading

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3: The China Ivory Market

 

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1 of 3: Battle for the Elephants

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Religious Ivory Demand Killing Elephants by Thousands, Report Says

Elephants are being illegally killed across Africa at the highest rates in a decade, and the global religious market for ivory is a driving force. “Blood Ivory,” the cover story in the October issue of National Geographic, offers the first in-depth investigation of this untold story. While … Continue reading

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