"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Poaching Spikes in Gabon

Poaching is very cruel. Thousands of animals die every year from poaching. But in Gabon, elephant poaching has reached its highest in 20 years. 11,000 elephants have died of poaching in Gabon since 2004. Gabon is home to half the amount of elephants in Africa. On the downside, elephants are highly prized for their tusks. Poaching is very high in Gabon currently. Although the government has put many laws against poaching, they are failing, and poaching keeps coming back. Most of the tusks have been going to illegal asian products such as jewelry and other ivory products. Poaching is very serious and must be put to an end, and it will be very crucial if we want to protect the african elephant.

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