NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genetic patterns in ivory from large seizures over nearly two decades suggest elephant poaching is currently centered on two hotspots in Africa — a region in Tanzania that stretches into Mozambique and another in northeastern Gabon, the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, and southeastern Cameroon.

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