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Connect the Dots: Infant Mortality, Graft and Elephant Poaching

What do infant mortality and elephant poaching have in common?  Plenty, according to conservation groups. Researchers have for the first time made clear connections between elephant poaching in Africa, which has been surging to meet soaring ivory demand in Asia, and factors such as poverty, as shown by high rates of child deaths, and corruption. These links have always been suspected but never pinned down with hard data. The findings come in a report prepared for an African...

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