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Field reports indicate slaughter of elephants, conservation staff evacuated
The world learned more terrible news about elephants again last week: more forest elephants are being slaughtered near the Dzanga-Sangha area.

Despite successes, Congo Basin forests being ‘emptied’ of their elephants
Massive quantities of illegal African ivory are being laundered through Thai shops. To save Africa’s elephants it is essential that Thailand closes this legal loophole. Join us in asking Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to ban all ivory trade in Thailand.

Save Africa’s elephants: Help ban the Thai ivory trade
Every day in the savannas and forests of Africa, elephants are being gunned down for their ivory tusks. Across the continent, tens of thousands of these majestic animals are being slaughtered each year. In many places the species has already been poached to extinction. If we don’t act now there may be no wild elephants left.

Imagine a world without tigers …
Imagine a world without tigers. A world without rhinos and elephants. A world where these incredible animals are consigned to history like dinosaurs and dodos. It would be a poor world indeed – but this scenario is not impossible.

Elephant poaching and ivory trade on the rise
An estimated 4,000 to 12,000 are killed each year for their tusks. In Egypt, failure in law enforcement and new buyers fuel that country's illegal ivory market.