Ivory Coast pilots novel elephant rescue

January 24, 2014 8:43 AM

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According to IFAW, the elephants were forced out of their original homes in Marahoue National Park by human migration possibly related to the West African country’s 2010-11 postelection violence.

Ivory Coast has not conducted a recent census to determine how many forest elephants are left in the country, but conservationists estimate there are a few hundred. In Central Africa, their populations have been devastated by poaching in recent years.

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