African elephants on "Highway of death"

A new study published this week in PLoS Biology reveals that "unmanaged" roads cutting into Africa's jungles are making it easier for ivory poachers to kill large numbers of forest elephants. The study was coordinated by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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