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More vigilance needed, as slaying of elephants in just Cameroon itself threaten comeback of species

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poachers like these in Africa are killing 8 % of the world’s population of elephants each year. (Bush Warriors conservationists photo)

 

 

 

Do the math, if you have to be convinced of the importance of conservation. There are seven billion people in the world. In Africa, home of the leading numbers of elephants where they once numbered in the millions, there now are less than 600,000. And most folks you can imagine love the various, beautiful carvings from ivory—the tusks of elephants. How then are we to preserve the species? Continue reading