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|Subject: Re: OTish: what sort of scum shoots an elephant.||Date: 2/7/2013 2:20 PM|
|Author: 1poorguy||Number: 1858389 of 2132220|
Wildlife parks such as the Kruger National Park have too many elephants, and a rapidly growing population (7% per year).
Well, there is some sort of disconnect going on. Maybe it's unique to a few parks, but overall the population is falling and they have been listed as "vulnerable".
From 1977 to 1989, [African] elephant populations declined by 74% in East Africa. After 1987, losses in elephant numbers accelerated, and savannah populations from Cameroon to Somalia experienced a decline of 80%.
In 2008, the IUCN listed the Asian elephant as endangered due to a 50% population decline over the past 60–75 years,
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