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Today fewer than 160 Florida panthers remain.
Their habitat is shrinking every day, gobbled up by subdivisions and commercial development. As panther habitat becomes more and more fragmented, it will be increasingly difficult for these creatures to stay out of harm's way.
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In less than two weeks, authorities in Kenya, Hong Kong, and Vietnam apprehended nearly seven tons of contraband ivory in four separate raids destined for illegal markets where uninformed consumers trade elephants' lives for trinkets.
While law enforcement attempts to keep up with the increased pace of illegal shipments, growing demand in China threatens Africa's dwindling elephant populations.
The elephants at Kafue National Park in Zambia, where they are supposed to be protected, are perpetually under attack from poachers looking to cash in on their tusks. Baby elephants, unable to fend for themselves, are particularly vulnerable to ivory poachers.
You can help protect and nourish orphaned baby elephants by giving to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.