The Great Elephant Census reports massive loss of African savannah elephants

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:31 in Biology & Nature

Results of the two-year, $8 million Great Elephant Census (GEC) of African savannah elephants led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) were released today at an international wildlife conference in Hawaii, confirming massive declines in elephant numbers over just the last decade. The researchers report the current rate of species decline is 8 percent per year, primarily due to poaching.

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