Nearly 90 skeletons of elephants have discovered near a famous wildlife sanctuary in Botswana. According to scientists, who are carrying out the wildlife survey, many elephants killed for their tusks just weeks ago.
Meanwhile, five rhinos have also poached in just past three months. The scale of poaching deaths is largest in Africa.
Dr. Mike Chase from Elephants Without Borders expressed;
“I’m shocked, I’m completely astounded. The scale of elephant poaching is by far the largest I’ve seen or read about anywhere in Africa to date”.
He further added; “When I compare this to figures and data from the Great Elephant Census, which I conducted in 2015, we are recording double the number of fresh poached elephants than anywhere else in Africa”.
These figures show that one-third of elephants killed in the last decade in Africa. It also states that 60% of Tanzania’s elephants had misplaced in five years.
“The poachers are now turning their guns to Botswana. We have the world’s largest elephant population and it’s open season for poachers. Clearly we need to be doing more to stop the scale of what we are recording on our survey, Dr. Mike Chase said .”
Botswana is also famous for a demanding approach to poachers. Lack of fences on the international border resulted in retreating of elephants from Angola, Namibia, and Zambia. They are also deciding to stay within the boundaries of Botswana for safety. This data collected from their tracking collars.
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