August 19, 2014

100K Elephants Killed by Poachers in 3 Years

Brad Scriber, National Geographic

The Associated Press

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher.

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TAGGED: Elephants, Poaching