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  • Posted December 3, 2012 by
    seeitnow
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    Nairobi, Kenya

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    Elephant Poaching back to "Crisis" Levels

     

    According to recent reputable reports*, 2011 marked the highest level of Ivory poaching in a decade with tens of thousands of Elephants slaughtered. In a recent National Geographic article Tusks are typically shipped out of East African sea ports bound for anxious buyers in East Asia:

     

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120919-africa-elephants-poaching-ivory-rangers-animals-environment/

    Additionally, according to the Shelldrick Wildlife Trust foundation "the poaching of Elephants and Rhino's throughout Africa has reached crisis levels. Iit will take a global massive effort for Elephants to be saved". Nothing less than the species very survival is at stake.

     

    Hosted by: Ava von Lipinski

    Produced by: Percy von Lipinski
    To Adopt and Elephant or Rhino contact:
    http://sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
    Special thanks to the
    Kenyan Tourist Board
    Photo used by permission
    Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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