The Current | Jan 2, 2013 | 21:54

Elephant poaching in Africa

Conservationists say Africa is undergoing an epic elephant slaughter because of a soaring demand for ivory in Asia. After a record year in 2011, 2012 numbers are not expected to be much better. We hear from Paul Mbugua from the Kenya Wildlife Service and Tom Milliken, director of the Elephant Trade Information System. Conservationists say Africa is undergoing an epic elephant slaughter because of a soaring demand for ivory in Asia. After a record year in 2011, 2012 numbers are not expected to be much better. We hear from Paul Mbugua from the Kenya Wildlife Service and Tom Milliken, director of the Elephant Trade Information System.

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