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Latest News Wires Elephant poaching skyrockets in African rain forest zones

Demand from Asia for quality ivory of rain forest pachyderm has spiked; in Gabon, two-thirds of elephants, or 11,000 wiped out in one national park since 2004.

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Poachers have killed more than 11,000 elephants in Gabon's Minkebe National Park rain forest since 2004, Gabon's government said on Wednesday, with the massacre fueled by increasing demand for ivory in Asia.

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