Central Africa has lost 64 percent of its elephants in a decade, while 75 percent of all African elephant populations are in decline. Elephants are declining, as giraffes are, but they are declining in population due to strong demand and high prices for their tusks. People in Asia, especially, are fond of ivory for decoration.
Years of habitat destruction and poaching have reduced giraffe numbers by 30 percent, placing them in the vulnerable category for the first time. Habitat loss and poaching commonly contribute to species being threatened with extinction. Though giraffes are not normally used for their meat, they are sometimes killed for their tails. Habitat loss seems to be especially to blame for the animal falling into trouble.
Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted? Common arguments for both sides of the gun control debate are given, allowing the opportunity for further research.
Activists are urging every member of Congress to meet with constituents in events dubbed Town Halls for Our Lives... Students may not be able to vote, but they can organize, petition the government, host town halls, and encourage others to vote. There is power in numbers and this is perhaps the most important lesson we can learn from this.