11 Aug '17, 2pm

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Elephants populations continue to decline. Indeed, the Great Elephant Census found that African savannah elephants declined by over 30% between 2007-2014. Poaching is still rampant. A study published in PNAS last fall shows that illegal ivory is coming from recently-killed elephants--not old stockpiles. And the CITES MIKE Monitoring Program found that “estimated poaching rates overall remain higher than the normal growth rate of elephant populations” meaning the elephant population will likely continue to decline. Even if poaching stopped now, it would take a LONG time for elephants to recover. As shown here , since forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world, it will take almost a century for them to return to pre-2002 levels. Not only do some countries still maintain ivory stockpiles, but we don’t even know how much they have due to their failur...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/elly-pepper/world-elephant-d...

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