India’s elephants finally given same protection as tigers

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Un éléphant le long d’un cours d’eau à New Delhi Inde © AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN

The humble hardworking elephant is not an animal that usually likes to complain. But over the years, while higher-profile, more urgently threatened species have been the subject of widescale conservation efforts, elephant numbers have been allowed to dwindle. Perhaps worse, the gender ratio – since only males have tusks, it is they who are sought by poachers – has become perilously skewed.

The Independent

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