African forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years

Wed, 2013-03-06 07:19 by Hans
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Forest elephant numbers have decreased by 62% across Central Africa over the last 10 years, according to a study.

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The analysis confirmed fears that African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) are heading for extinction, possibly within the next decade.

Conservationists said "effective, rapid, multi-level action is imperative" in order to save the elephants.

They are concerned the forest elephants are being killed for their ivory. …

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