Ivory Coast pilots novel elephant rescue

January 24, 2014 8:43 AM

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Ivory Coast pilots novel elephant rescue

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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