Mali’s Desert Elephants Face Extinction in 3 Years

“DAKAR, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Mali’s elephants, one of just two remaining desert herds in the world, will be gone in three years unless the government does more to protect them, a conservation group said on Thursday.

“Poachers have taken advantage of the chaos from a growing Islamist insurgency and other unrest in the lawless north to step up ivory trafficking – a trade that the United Nations says funds militants.

“Sixteen elephants have been killed so far this month, adding to more than 80 slaughtered in 2015, said Susan Canney, director of Mali Elephant Project for the WILD Foundation.”  www.scientificamerican.com

GR:  These great animals indicate the consequences of our lack of concern for other species.  Instead of protecting our fellow creatures, we eat up their habitats and harvest their body parts.

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