You May Never See An Elephant Again! After 10 Years

The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animal faster than it can reproduce. And they say Poachers Killed More than 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that officials confiscated $2 million worth of illegal elephant ivory from just two New York City stores in 2012.
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The population in the 1980s was around 1 million, with around 70,000 elephants being killed a year. The total African elephant population is now less than 470,000.
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With these terrifying numbers about elephants’ long-term survival prospects, eradicating the ivory trade is really our only option.
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To find out more information about how to combat poaching and how to do your part to help save the world’s elephants, check out 96 Elephants.

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