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Is elephant poaching ever alright?

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Elephant hunting or elephant poaching and exploitation of the ivory trade are illegal in Kenya and pose a major threat to elephant populations. In the 1970s, 1900 elephants were killed in Kenya... More
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The endangered elephants of Africa have an unlikely hero: Billy Joel.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-enda...

The Pianoman is more than just a romantic melody and a saxophone solo ... he's a crusader for this majestic endangered animal.

Posted by phil  (United States)

Ethiopia Burns Entire 6.1-Ton Ivory Stockpile – (blog) National Geographic
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- At a ceremony today in the capital, #Ethiopia burned its entire 6.1-ton #ivory stockpile. The event was held at the Gulele Botanical Garden, close to the headquarters of the ... #Elephant

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Poachers Kill Up To 40,000 African Elephants A Year | IFLScience
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Researchers have quantified the contribution of #poaching to #elephant decline for the first time, and they found that illegal killing is enough to endanger the survival of the species. Across the African continent, poachers have driven an av... #Africa

Posted by sue  (United States)

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In Africa, agony and ivory - The Globe and Mail
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Kenya and Tanzania are battling poachers with tough laws and stepped-up policing, but in many other parts of the continent, it’s another story

Posted by Antigone  (Greece)

As ivory poaching returns to Africa's plains, campaigners pin hopes on curbing demand | Environment | The Observer
http://www.theguardian.com/envir...

Two decades ago, poaching for horns and tusks had almost died out. Now the killing is on the rise once more

Posted by tom  (United States)

Spain's King Juan Carlos under fire over elephant hunting trip | World news | theguardian.com
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Juan Carlos's expensive trip to Botswana – from which he was flown home injured – arouses anger in recession-hit country

Posted by gregor  (Canada)

Elephant deaths rise in Tanzania after shoot-to-kill poachers policy is dropped | World news | The Guardian
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Sixty animals 'butchered' in two months since crackdown was suspended after inquiry uncovered murder, rape and extortion

Posted by cancan  (Canada)

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10 things you need to know about elephant poaching - IV Drip - Voices - The Independent
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It is a familiar cause, but it has never been more urgent. Last year, tens of thousands of Africa's elephants were killed to supply illegal ivory to markets throughout the world. Increasingly, revenue generated from this blood ivory is...

Posted by KirstenPer  (Canada)

U.S. Activists: Help Save Wild Elephants | World Wildlife Fund
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Tell Congress to crack down on wildlife trafficking and enact a moratorium on ivory trade in the US. The future of some of the world's best-loved species is at stake.

Posted by cancan  (Canada)

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Elephant graveyard: Poachers use cyanide to kill more than 300 animals in Zimbabwe’s ‘worst massacre in 25 years’ | Nati
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Zimbabwe’s authorities claim that the cyanide has been planted by villagers who sell the elephants’ tusks for about $US500 each to cross-border traders

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