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Will elephants still roam earth in 20 years?

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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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This is horrible! How can people continue to poach these animals knowing that they are contributing to the demise of an entire species? Some people are just despicable. Who buys ivory, when you most likely know it is coming from an illegal source? This is just wrong. Something needs to be done to stop this.


(CNN) -- At the start of the 1980s there were over a million elephants, during that decade 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across Africa, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. It is a tragedy beyond reckoning and humanity needs to pay attention to the plight of the elephants before it is too late.

In the last few years an epic surge in poaching has resumed the killing thanks to the penchant for ivory in the Asian market and especially in China where ivory is now selling for over $1500 a kilo


Will elephants still roam earth in 20 years?

Kenya finds illegal ivory in boxe disguised as diplomatic baggage




posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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Zoos take good care of elephants, so I am sure we will still have them.



 
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