February 6, 2013

Elephant Poaching Is Out of Control

Matt McGrath, BBC News

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More than 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers in Gabon since 2004 according to new research.

The country is home to over half of Africa's forest elephants who are highly valued because of the quality of their tusks.

Campaigners say the situation in what was believed to be a safe haven for these elephants is "out of control."

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TAGGED: Poaching, Elephants