Liberia Loses 19,000 Elephants, as Only 1,000 Roam Forest

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éléphants parc national addo afrique du sud ivoire cites trafic illégal

Eléphants dans le Parc national des éléphants ADDO, en Afrique du Sud. © AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Mr. Patrick Omondi, senior assistant director, Kenya Wildlife Service, has disclosed that the illegal trade in ivory is completely washing off species, especially elephants in Liberia. Mr. Omondi said, through such illegal trade, 19,000 of the country’s 20,000 elephants had been traded since the 1980s. According to him, only 1,000 elephants remained in Liberia.

Liberian Observer.

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