Friday 19 February 2016

Almost 100 elephants killed in Zimbabwe in 2015

Close to 100 elephants were killed the country last year, with poachers increasingly turning to the use of chemicals such as cyanide to kill them.

There is a worrying trend where locals are increasingly being involved in poaching activities.

The parks agency, which recently received anti-poaching equipment from China, was upping its anti-
poaching activities and had over the last five years detected close to 8,000 incursions and accounted
for 175 poachers, 145 of whom were locals.

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