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Over-Fishing in Africa Has Widespread Effects on Wildlife

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Over-Fishing in Africa Has Widespread Effects on Wildlife

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Over-Fishing in Africa Has Widespread Effects on Wildlife

Over-Fishing in Africa Has Widespread Effects on Wildlife

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A new study shows that overfishing in West African waters by both regional and foreign fleets increases illegal hunting inside nature reserves. This is leading to a systemic decline in wildlife species ranging from elephants to songbirds. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.