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Historical population estimates
(summarized from Blanc 2008; CITES database; Grubb & Groves, 2000; Nowak, 1991)
Some regional populations rebounding
History of (some) conservation efforts
Exploitation by humans
Conflict between human and elephant populations
Chase & Griffin (2009)