How you can help save the African elephant

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  • African savanna elephant populations are declining 8% per year, according to the Great Elephant Census
  • Poaching is the primary cause of decline

(CNN)Poachers have devastated Africa's savannah elephant population. The Great Elephant Census reveals that in just seven years, 30% of the species has been wiped out. Unless things change, the population will be halved in less than a decade.

These organizations are working to help and protect these elephants, and you can support their efforts to keep this species from going extinct.