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oo Maisels of the World Conservation Society led the research. WCS spokesperson Stephen Sautner shared these findings from the study with Discovery News: ·
A rapid trend towards extinction is expected — potentially within the next decade — of the forest elephant, according to the authors.
· Almost a third of the land where African forest elephants were able to live 10 years ago has become too dangerous for them.
· Forest elephants were increasingly uncommon in places with high human density, high infrastructure density such as roads, high hunting intensity, and poor governance as indicated by levels of corruption and absence of law enforcement.
· Research carried out by the CITES-MIKE program has shown that the increase in poaching levels across Africa since 2006 is strongly correlated with trends in consumer demand in the Far East, and that poaching levels are also strongly linked with governance at the national level and poverty at the local scale. This has resulted in escalating elephant massacres in areas previously thought to be safe.
They basically use the tusks to cure everything even cancer.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Someone posted this comment a few years ago, I don't remember who and I can't remember on what exact thread. But basically, the point was that we (humans) consume that which we secretly admire.
In other words, the reason the elephant, rhino, tiger, etc are killed and made into "medicines" is because we secretly emulate them, and want their strength. So we consume them.
Sad, sad, sad.
The elephant is an amazing creature, intelligent and strong.