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Elephants could be extinct in 15 years

By T.K. Randall
October 19, 2009 · Comment icon 21 comments

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Conservation experts have warned that African elephants could be extinct within 15 years due to the illegal ivory trade, the 600,000 strong population is diminishing by 38,000 a year.
The sight of elephants trekking trunk-to-tail across the Saharan Plains may soon be lost from African landscapes because of the illegal ivory trade, conservation experts have warned.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (21)




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Comment icon #12 Posted by SpiderCyde 15 years ago
Hate to say it but you are wrong: "It's very serious because elephants are an incredibly important species. They keep habitats open so other species that depend on such ecosystems can use them. Without elephants, there will be major habitat changes, with negative effects on the many species that depend on the lost habitat. Elephants also are a major part of ecotourism, which is an important source of hard currency for many African countries." Then survival of the fittest will really come into play.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Mattshark 15 years ago
Then survival of the fittest will really come into play. Yeah, or you could learn how ecology works. Very foolish statement.
Comment icon #14 Posted by The Silver Thong 15 years ago
Then survival of the fittest will really come into play. Dude it's not survival of the fittest when we(humans) use guns Now take them down by hand oh ya I want to see that LOL
Comment icon #15 Posted by SpiderCyde 15 years ago
Yeah, or you could learn how ecology works. Very foolish statement. I am very aware of the processes of ecology. I was just being an ***hat. lol
Comment icon #16 Posted by minkalover168 15 years ago
Yeah, or you could learn how ecology works. Very foolish statement. WOO HOO! YOU TELL HIM! lol, poor elephants.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Cookes453 15 years ago
How about cloning? We could always invent a time machine....and bring back more through our time portal...
Comment icon #18 Posted by SpiderCyde 15 years ago
Elephants, bah! They're disgusting animals, their stench is absolutely god awful and you can smell them from 100 feet away, or more.
Comment icon #19 Posted by DrunkDwarf 15 years ago
Lol like humans are so important. _ The planet would be better off without humans ya' know? There would only be positive effects after. Millions of domesticated and/or captive animals would die alongside us. How about cloning? We could always invent a time machine....and bring back more through our time portal... I'm now imagining a sort of Jurassic Park like film, but with evil angry elephants trying to kill us all. They must be stopped.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Psycho78 15 years ago
104 Elephants killed per day. When does that New World Order stuff kick in? We need some !@#$in order on this planet!
Comment icon #21 Posted by Deceiver 15 years ago
Millions of domesticated and/or captive animals would die alongside us. Well yeah, but that's the fault of the humans...


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