The rate of poaching of African elephants is simply shocking.
By one estimate, the entire continent could be devoid of elephants within a decade, killed by poachers taking the elephant tusks for ivory.
Pratik Patel founded the African Wildlife Trust to work for the protection of the elephants, primarily with the government of Tanzania.
Part of Patel's jobs is traveling the world publicizing the work.
He joins us in the studio to lay out the story.