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Your Call: What’s being done to protect elephants?

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On the September 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss efforts to stop the killing elephants. Just 35 years ago, there were 1.3 million elephants in Africa. Today, there are only 200,000. Every year, 35,000 elephants are killed for their ivory. San Francisco and Los Angeles are two of the largest markets for illegal ivory sales, but a recently passed Senate bill would ban the sale of ivory in California. How close are elephants to extinction? It’s Your Call, with Malihe Razazan, and you.

Guests:

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

Julie Callahan, co-founder of March for Elephants Santa Cruz

George Wittemyer, assistant professor in the Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University

Web Resources:

March for Elephants

Global March for Elephants

Coloradoan: CSU prof: Elephant poaching still at high rate

Huffington Post: California Passes Sweeping Ban On Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

Washington Post: Yongki, endangered Sumatran elephant and loyal ‘park ranger,’ killed by poachers

The New Yorker: Elephant Watch