Elephant Poacher Shot and Killed in Kenyan National Park
Rangers had trailed the poacher and his accomplice for 17 hours on foot, according to area warden Josphat Erupe. “We noticed one poacher on top of a tree but he jumped down and vanished. We only became aware that there was a second man when he opened fire at our rangers from behind the tree but he was shot and killed in the ensuing battle.”
According to unnamed sources in KWS, elephant poaching in
Wamithi is referring to the tonnage of ivory stocks that were auctioned off from four southern African nations in October/
“Ivory trade anywhere affects elephant populations everywhere,” continued Wamithi. “By reopening legal trade, poachers are only motivated to kill and to launder their own illicit ivory into these legal markets.
“If endangered elephant populations are to survive, all ivory trade must come to a halt. Until then, we will see the blood of elephants and those who protect them continue to be unnecessarily spilt.”
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About IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
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SOURCE International Fund for Animal Welfare