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Elephants spar in the wilds of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Internationally, elephants are among the rapidly declining species in the world, in large part because international ivory prices were high. An estimated 20,000 elephants are killed each year by poachers seeking to profit from their valuable tusks.


More than 125,000 people sign petition urging Canada to ban ivory trade

Tessa Vanderkop, director of strategic relations for animal rights group Elephanatics, says when the petition was launched last year the hope was to get 1,000 signatures— and 'then it just went nuts'.