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Elephant Poaching Hurting African Tourism

The African elephant poaching crisis is not only bad for elephants, it’s bad for tourism, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Vermont, the World Wildlife Fund and the University of Cambridge say poaching the majestic beasts costs African countries about $25 million in tourism revenue. "While there have always been strong moral and ethical reasons for conserving elephants, not everyone shares this viewpoint. Our...

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