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To Be Transported

African Bush Elephant and Cattle Egrets

It’s hard not to be transported when you encounter a photo like the one above, of an elephant in the early morning haze.

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ICYMI: 3 Key Outcomes for Africa’s Elephants

Elephants at sunset

Since the end of August, several developments have transpired that have significant implications for one of Africa’s most iconic pachyderms. Here’s a quick summary of these important updates:

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Big Tim and the State of His Species

Big Tim in a herd of elephants

The world’s appetite for ivory has, for years now, been the driving force behind the catastrophic decline in Africa’s elephant population. A recently completed census revealed that Africa’s elephant numbers have declined by a full 30 percent over a period of just seven years.

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Combined Effort Cracks Ivory Cartel in DRC

ivory tusk stockpile

Last week brought good news for elephants and other species threatened by illegal wildlife trafficking, as a collaborative effort between the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) national police, the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) and INTERPOL apprehended four members of an alleged ivory cartel.

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Victory for Africa's Jumbos

A herd of elephants on the move

Earlier this month the Great Elephant Census released its final, troubling results. The population survey revealed a 30 percent decline in Africa’s savanna elephant population between 2007 and 2014.

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