Poaching: Tragic decline of the African elephant population in numbers (VIDEO)


International Business Times/MSNBC

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Summary: There was a 30% decline in African savanna elephants from 2007 and 2014. Forest elephants suffered a 65% decline between 2002 and 2013. Poaching is the main threat to African elephants today. Despite an international ban on ivory in 1989, conservationists say we entered a “second poaching crisis” in 2009 as many Asian economies have grown – thus increasing the demand for ivory.

VIDEO: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/video/tv/poaching-tragic-decline-of-the-african-elephant-population-in-numbers/vi-AAjHoeg