Poaching Could Cause These Animals to Become Extinct In the Next Decade

Elites in China and the U.S. see parts of these gentle giants as a status symbol.
Dec 17, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

The value of ivory has skyrocketed in recent years. As many as 100,000 African elephants have been poached in the last 3 years, and now this species could be completely wiped out in just a few short years.

Marine veteran Ryan Tate and his organization, Veterans empowered to protect African Wildlife, train and assist park rangers to prevent illegal hunting.

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