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Poaching Could Lead to Elephant Extinction Within 12 Years

Poaching Could Lead to Elephant Extinction Within 12 Years

Elephants have roamed the African savannah for 50 million years, but if the escalating poaching problem isn’t stopped, elephants could be extinct in 12 years.

Elephants have roamed the African savannah for 50 million years, but if the escalating poaching problem isn’t stopped, elephants could be extinct in 12 years.

That information comes from Daphne Sheldrick who runs the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

She also said that on the African continent every 15 minutes an elephant is slain for its ivory tusks.

Ivory has been banned worldwide for quite some time, but last year alone 36 thousand African elephants were killed for it.

Trinkets made from the material remain popular in many areas in the Far East, and customs officials have been reporting significant seizures of tusks and objects.

In Kenya, two recent raids turned up 4 and-a-half tons of ivory that was headed for the black market.

At about the same time, officials in Hong Kong confiscated over 1100 tusks.

Ms. Sheldrick said that only about 10 percent of what is being introduced to the market is discovered by authorities.

She urges people to stop buying anything made of ivory, even if it’s legal and predates the global ban.

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Footballer Yaya Touré joins fight against elephant poaching

Footballer Yaya Touré joins fight against elephant poaching

International football star Yaya Touré and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) unveiled a new alliance to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. Duration: 01:13

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Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant
California Academy of Sciences – California Academy of Sciences
Featuring Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants — the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa’s elephants and leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.

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Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

California Academy of Sciences – California Academy of Sciences

Featuring Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants — the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa’s elephants and leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.
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Anti-poaching treatment of a rhino horn at Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Anti-poaching treatment of a rhino horn at Elephant Plains Game Lodge

The Rhino Rescue Project treats rhino horns with a compound made up of depot ectoparasiticides and inedible dye that contaminates the horn and renders it use…

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Kenya cracks down on elephant poaching

Kenya cracks down on elephant poaching

Conservationists and rangers in Kenya are using a controversial approach to make elephants less of a target for poachers. M. Sanjayan reports.

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