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Gabon's Minkebe Park, once home to Africa's largest forest elephant population, has lost a staggering 11,100 individuals to poaching for the ivory trade, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Researchers say that violence in Mali is threatening the survival of endangered African elephant populations, while another study on Asian elephants looked into animal and human conflicts.
The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant.
Wildlife Crime Scorecard Grades 23 Asian and African Countries but US still has Major Role to Play Washington, D.C.
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, (Campephilus principalis), is a very large and extremely rare or extinct member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. It is officially listed as an endangered species, and until recently had widely been considered extinct. However one male bird has been reportedly sighted in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. If its rediscovery is confirmed, this would make the Ivory-billed Woodpecker a lazarus species, a species that is rediscovered alive after being considered...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.