Saving the great elephant tuskers
As if wildlife in Africa isn't facing it's greatest battle for survival along comes Ebola. You might ask what has that got to do with wildlife since they can't catch Ebola but the story is not that simple. It never is for the wildlife. Since Africa has a huge tourist industry attracting visitors from all over the world the country and it's people rely on this for survival especially the poor. With the scare of Ebola comes cancellations of trips planned and tourist dollars drying up so people have to turn to other ways to survive and that's when the wildlife is at risk. Viewed as a resource particularly in hard times tragically the animals represent food and income to many of the countries poorest inhabitants. Clearly something needs to be done to eradicate Ebola quickly. Wildlife particularly elephants in Africa just don't need another hit when they are already struggling for their very survival under the pressure of unprecedented poaching levels. Heartbreaking.
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