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How to save the African elephant from extinction has been a controversial issue for over two decades. This article will explain why the African elephant is dying out, why it should be saved, and how to save it. Part I describes the elephant's life and habits. Part II explains the causes of the elephant's endangered status. Part III discusses why the elephant should be saved. Part IV explains the policies established by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Part V explores avenues for saving the elephant. Part VI offers policy recommendations.