Poachers kill more than 100 elephants a day
Jeppe Villadsen writes from Kenya
More than two tonnes of ivory. And over 100 people arrested. It was a catch, then the international police organization Interpol last week concluded its largest operation in Africa against illegal wildlife trade. A larger quantity leopard, crocodile and pythons flanges kind were also confiscated.
Record catch is unfortunately a sign that in recent years has been a large increase in poaching and illegal trade in animals.
Ivory and even sometimes the ends of trunks are removed. Unfortunately there appears to be an increase in illegal hunting activities in the past few years.
The partially rotted carcass of another elephant poaching victim. Again, only the tusks were removed after the kill.
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