By Tim Dyer, BBC South Africa reporterBy Tim Dyers | 18:35 – 16 September 2003″The elephants have been in South African national parks since the early 1990s.
They are not native to the country, so are not included in official statistics.””
The government wants to see the elephants go back into national parks.
I know it’s not politically popular but the reality is the elephants need protection.”
But it’s been a struggle.
There’s a reason the elephant population has been falling.
A team of researchers have been tracking the elephants for more than a decade, using GPS and satellite to track their movements and determine their exact locations.
They’re also tracking their diet, using their footprints to track the animals’ movements.
There are two main reasons for the decline.
One is that the elephants are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Elephants are solitary animals, living in groups of up to 25 individuals.
It’s not unusual for them to be alone for up to a month at a time, which means the animals will be isolated from other animals.
Elephant populations are often affected by disease and other factors, but there are many other reasons why they’re disappearing.
A new study in the journal Science found that the number of elephants in national parks had fallen by about 50% since 1980, when they were in the wild.
The reason for this was that they were removed from the forests where they roamed, leaving them vulnerable to bushfires and other threats.
The researchers believe the removal of elephants from national parks was a factor in the decline of the elephant populations in the 1980s and 1990s, which resulted in an increase in bushfires.
“The loss of elephants is an ongoing issue in our parks and in our national parks and national parks cannot survive without the elephants,” said researcher Dr Michael McQuillan.
“We cannot have this loss of elephant populations without the elephant habitat that we have in our country.”
If we are to have the best chance of having elephants in our forests, then we need to make sure they are protected.
“While the decline in elephant numbers has been blamed on poaching, the poaching of elephants has been a major driver of the decline, particularly in the Kruger National Park, where there are around 80,000 elephants.
While there are no statistics on the number that have been killed in Kruger, poaching is an increasingly common occurrence.
Elephan deaths are an ongoing problem, with up to 200,000 being killed each year.
A number of factors have contributed to the decline – poaching and deforestation, but the researchers say it’s also a lack of education and the lack of a concerted effort to control the poaching industry.
In a study published earlier this year, the researchers also found that a high percentage of the poaching in Krugarmans national parks is occurring at night, when there are few elephants around.”
Elephancies are very sensitive to the amount of light they get at night,” said Dr McQuinnan.”[The] elephants don’t have a lot of food, and it’s difficult to get a decent meal when you’re alone.
“There is an increase, but it’s much more than the number we have seen in the last 10 years.”
When we go out into the wild, the elephants don