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Your Call: What is being done to protect the elephants?

photo by Billy Dodson



On the September 30th Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to combat the rise in elephant poaching. More than 35,000 elephants are being killed every year for their ivory. What other factors threaten elephant populations? How close are elephants to extinction? And what role do these large mammals play in our ecosystem? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Billy Dodson, award winning nature photographer who specializes in African wildlife and landscape

Rosemary Alles, member of the core organizing team for the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

George Wittemyer, assistant professor in the Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and serves as the Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Kenya based organization Save the Elephants

Web Resources:

Billy Dodson: Savanna images

March for Elephants- San Francisco

Washington Post: How illegal poaching could exterminate the African elephant ‘in 100 years’

Huffington Post: Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter

CBC: WWF report: Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970