"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?" -- David Attenborough
Today, we find ourselves amidst a sudden and vicious epidemic of wildlife slaughter and illegal trade. We are receiving reports of a potentially catastrophic slaughter of forest elephants in the Central African Republic as that nation has spiraled into chaos.
First, we heard 30 elephants were killed. Then it was 40. Now it is more than 80, and the death toll will likely climb. Definitive numbers are hard to come by, but it is clear that the world-renowned national park, Dzanga-Ndoki, and its large elephant population is now in harm’s way.