International Union for Conservation of Nature

African Elephant Population Tumbles Due to Poaching

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG, Sept 25 – Africa’s elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday. Switzerland-based IUCN is regarded as the most authoritative source on wild fauna populations and the report’s

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