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  • borealis
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Elephant refugees
Whole article is intensely depressing.

To avoid ivory poachers in neighboring Namibia, Zambia, and Angola, elephants like this family are fleeing in astounding numbers to Chobe, where illegal hunting is mostly kept in check. (See National Geographic's elephant pictures.)

"Our elephants are essentially refugees," says Michael Chase, founder of the Botswana-based conservation group Elephants Without Borders, which works to create transboundary corridors for elephants to travel safely between countries.

Illegal killing for ivory is so intense that in 10 years scientists expect to lose 50 percent of Africa's remaining elephants, Chase says.

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Truth is out of style