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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Wildlife experts: Ivory trade threatens elephants


    BANGKOK (AP) — Top wildlife experts are warning that the illegal ivory trade is hastening the decline of already endangered elephants throughout Africa.

    .........It says increased poaching, along with loss of habitat, threatens the survival of elephants in Central Africa, and is undermining previously secure populations in East, West and Southern Africa. It says an estimated 17,000 elephants were illegally killed in 2011 in African areas monitored by conservationists, and that the number in 2012 was probably at least as high.

    Short article, but I had no idea this many elephants were being killed, and that is where the area is monitored. We won't have them much longer in their natural setting if this keeps going on....what a tragedy...

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

  2. #2
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    Apr 2005
    Whidbey Island, Washington
    Just sick! I have an all original ebony and ivory piano made in 1914......not replacing the ivory's....though some are pretty yellow!

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