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The Rapidly Disappearing Elephants Of Tanzania

Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest wildlife refuges in the world and one of the last great wild places in Africa. The problem is, it's not a refuge from anything. In the past five years, 60 percent of its iconic elephant herds have been machine-gunned or poisoned by poachers for the value of their tusks.

Photographer Robert Ross spent six years traversing the 17,000 square miles of the Selous, from its miombo woodland to its Borassus palm swamps and meandering sand rivers. In his book, The Selous in Africa: A Long Way from Anywhere, Ross chronicled much more than the elephant slaughter. After all, who really wants a coffee table book of pachyderm carcasses? His stunning images inventory the magnificent biodiversity of the continent's oldest protected wilderness as well as the threats it now faces.

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If Tanzania is not careful it will soon lose all its animals. Those elephants bring in tourist dollars
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Africans are also to blame for allowing this to happen
Reply    Favorite    Flag as Abusive    Posted at: 12/16/2015 11:32:09 AM
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