This is what aerial support looks like for Wildlife Works' conservation efforts. Since starting our daily aerial patrol program 3 years ago, the number of elephants who die from gunshot wounds has dramatically decreased from an average of 25 per year to just 1. Aerial patrols support all aspects of our conservation efforts. This video captures on camera a chase to catch illegal charcoal burners who cut down trees that are crucial to the elephants' and local wildlife's ability to thrive.
African Elephant populations are decreasing at an alarming rate due to ivory poaching and wildlife human habitat conflicts. The current rate of species decline is 8% and growing. If nothing changes, this will mean localized extinction in a few decades and eventually species extinction in our lifetime.
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