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Elephants, lions snared every week

Posted in Africa: Elephants, Africa: Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by kendickjerkins

EACH week, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has to rescue an elephant or lion from a wire snare.The snares, set up by poachers, are fixed on fences or trees to trap the animals.

Snared Elephant

Many animals are killed every year by wire snares that are not the target of the poachers, even animals that draw visitors to Africa like lions.

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