New report additionally reveals rise in large-scale unlawful ivory shipments which may very well be because of panic sell-off by traffickers as international locations implement home bans
Elephant poaching in Africa has declined for the fifth 12 months in a row, consultants have mentioned.
However elephant populations proceed to fall because of unlawful killing and different human actions, whereas seizures of large-scale unlawful ivory shipments had been at file highs in 2016, a brand new report reveals.
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