Massive reductions in African government conservation and law enforcement efforts could leave African elephants seriously endangered, warns a major field study recently released by World Wide Fund for Nature (wwf), Traffic, the World Conservation Union's African Specialist Group and the us Fish and Wildlife Service.
"Unless shortfalls in African government conservation and law enforcement efforts can be addressed now, African elephant conservation could lose the critical ground it has gained," says wwf senior scientist Holly Dublin. The report examines the status of elephant conservation and the ivory trade in 9 key countries: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia, Gabon,. the Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
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