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African Elephant Status Report Statement

9/25/2016

African Elephant Status Report Statement

9/25/2016

Vulcan and Paul Allen are proud to have helped produce the first African Elephant Status Report in almost 10 years and to support IUCN in this vital effort. Most of the current scientific survey data on savanna elephants reported in the AfESR comes from Vulcan’s Great Elephant Census, a comprehensive, standardized survey of Africa’s savanna elephant populations. It’s clear that the AfESR and the GEC yield the same conclusion: we are in the midst of a continent-wide poaching crisis that is decimating Africa's elephants. Vulcan and Paul Allen believe that urgent action to prevent reopening legal ivory trade between nations and to close domestic markets around the world are critical to ending the poaching crisis

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