TITLE

Headed for extinction?

PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
New York Times Upfront;10/8/2012, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on tens of thousands of African elephants being slaughtered illegally each year for their ivory tusks which can be sold up to 1,000 U.S. dollars a pound on the black market.
ACCESSION #
82438825

 

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