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Climate Change Protestors Outside White House
A young silversword at the summit of Haleakalā, Maui
Miyajima Torii
Through the Railing
Paper Cranes and Mobilized Students
Climate Change Protest Outside the White House
A Worm's Eye View
Itsukushima
Frigate Bird Hide and Seek
Blue Footed Booby
Afternoon Nap
The Ivory Trade
Catching Waves
Sea Lion Yawn
Nazca Booby Chick
Lost
Am Refaat . nubian boatman on his felucca, he used to work on cairo -aswan cruises from an early age.voyages from cairo to aswan were stopped in the 1990 becaues of security and environmental concerns
Before the Transition
Girl waiting in Colonial Williamsburg
The Confrontation
Colour Portrait
Chain of Three Kens
Vegan Boy in Blue
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Ivory Trade

At the beginning of the 20th century there were a few million African elephants but today there are around 450,000-700,000, making them an endangered species. In 2011, over 23 tons of ivory was confiscated (which is equivalent to at least 2,500 elephants). With so few numbers left and such a slow rate of reproduction, this species is rapidly heading for extinction, unless united and global action is taken to save them. Change needs to occur and change needs to occur now.

TAGS: Africa, Zimbabwe

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2017, 11:49 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Gweru, Zimbabwe