Poaching Frenzy

March 09, 2013

 

Since this photo of a family of forest elephants greeting other elephants in the Central African Republic was shot in 2006, more than half of the forest elephants in western Africa have been slaughtered by poachers for their ivory. Elsewhere in Africa, elephant poaching is at epidemic levels, driven by an insatiable demand for ivory in China. In the past 6 months international media have focused on this situation, but poachers are better financed than those who work to combat it. To find out more, explore some of the links below.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/opinion/death-of-the-elephants.html

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/ivory/christy-text

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/world/africa/africas-elephants-are-being-slaughtered-in-poaching-frenzy.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57557182/clinton-calls-on-world-leaders-to-end-african-elephant-slaughter/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/381967/Google-promotes-brutal-blood-ivory-trade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEANzj7yDL0

http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/

http://mediastorm.com/publication/ivory-wars-last-stand-in-zakouma

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/06/173508369/elephant-poaching-pushes-species-to-brink-of-extinction

http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/updates/updates.asp?Rhino=&ID=499


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