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Elephants: On the Brink

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Poaching, climate change and loss of habitat are the biggest drivers of elephant endangerment. But we can still save the world's last remaining wild elephants.

Elephants are treasured wonders of the natural world — intelligent, skilled and empathetic. But today, all three elephant species (Asian, African forest and African Savannah) are listed as ENDANGERED. The biggest cause of their decline — humans.

Poaching is one of the greatest threats to African elephants. Poachers hunt elephants for their ivory, which is then made into medicines or trinkets. Over the past century, illegal ivory trade reduced the African elephant population by 90%. Despite anti-poaching measures, elephants are still hunted illegally today.

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