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More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research

Maps showing dramatic decreases in elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Maps showing dramatic decreases in elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo


2011-11-10 - Kinshasa, Congo
In some of the best-documented cases to date, the study shows the elephant population in the Okapi Faunal Reserve – one of the last strongholds of forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – saw a 50 per cent decline in the last decade due to civil war and ivory poaching, from 6,439 to 3,288. In other parks in eastern DRC, the decimation was even greater.



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