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Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015

  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:32
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Sep 13 2017

We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically in recent years.

The biggest threat to elephants today is poaching. Indeed, the African elephant population declined by more than 50% between 1979 and 1989, mainly due to poaching to supply the international ivory trade. Practically all ivory for sale in the world has come at the cost of an elephant's life.

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