Botswana’s elephant population has increased nearly tenfold since 1970. File photo: AP

Good news: elephant slaughter down. Bad news: they still face total doom

  • In 2011, poachers in Africa killed some 40,000 tuskers. Last year, the kill rate was about 15,000
  • On current trends, the African elephant is in danger of being ‘virtually wiped out’, researchers say
Topic |   Africa

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Botswana’s elephant population has increased nearly tenfold since 1970. File photo: AP
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