Africa elephants face 'threat of extinction' (4)

Al Jazeera 2014.06.14 03:16
Wildlife regulator warns of "industrial-scale" poaching, but hails crackdown on smuggling of ivory. Organised criminal groups are increasingly involved in illegal ivory trade to fund their operations [AFP] Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES has warned, while also hailing the continent for improving its crackdown on ivory smuggling.
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