Deanna DeShea Photography

THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION

The Earth's Gardeners


The insatiable demand for ivory has fueled a poaching crisis hurtling African elephants towards extinction.

Despite the ban on international trade, elephants are poached in record numbers for their ivory. Elephant numbers have decimated 64 percent over the last decade.


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No Where to Hide


Giraffe numbers plummeted by a staggering 40% in the last three decades. 

Habitat loss through expanding agriculture, human-wildlife conflict, civil unrest, and poaching for their meat, pelts, and tails, are among the reasons for the decline.


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Blood & Beauty


Trophy hunting blurs the line between killing and conservation.

Lions slaughtered for bragging rights, a head on the wall or a skin on the floor. Trophy hunting is counter-evolutionary, as is based on selectively taking the large, robust, and healthy males from a population for a hunter’s trophy room.


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Rhinos

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