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Poaching drives huge 30% decline in Africa’s savanna elephants | Environment | The Guardian

Poaching has driven a huge decline in Africa’s savanna elephants with almost a third (30%) wiped out between 2007 and 2014, the first ever continent-wide survey of the species has found.Around 144,000 animals were lost over a seven-year period in 15 African countries, declining at a rate of 8% a year. The population across those countries today stands at 352,271 elephants.

The biggest drops in numbers were recorded in Angola, Mozambique and Tanzania, with surprisingly low numbers found in north-eastern DRC, northern Cameroon and south-west Zambia.

Source: Poaching drives huge 30% decline in Africa’s savanna elephants | Environment | The Guardian

This is so heartbreaking.

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