Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in ‘worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years’

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Treehugger, October 33, 2013

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks…

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park…seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade… http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
                      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT’S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA’S ELEPHANTS — A CRIMINA HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS — JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  “CYBERPOACHING” – EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

 

 

 

 

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