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Contact: Stephen Sautner
Wildlife Conservation Society

Dead Forest Elephant

Caption: New data from the field in Central Africa shows that between 2002 and 2013, 65 percent of forest elephants were killed. They are being poached, for their ivory, at a shocking 9 percent per year.

Credit: Andrea Turkalo/WCS

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