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Elephant poaching on the rise in Africa

By Marcelle Balt

Elephant poaching is on the rise. New figures show that the illegal trade in ivory could wipe out 20 percent of Africa's elephants in the next ten years. Conservationists from around the world have gathered in Gabarone, Botswana for the start of the African Elephant Summit today. RFI spoke to Simon Stuart, a representative of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), on why elephant poaching has increased in Africa.


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