In an impoverished country, elephant poaching is a quick way to make big money. A pair of poachers explain how they track and kill elephants in one of Africa's top game reserves.
October 25, 2012: NAIROBI
Scientists tell us that elephants have death rituals. They will, for instance, cluster around a dead individual and touch the carcass with their trunks, and then return much later to caress the bones.
"Sometimes when they have a funeral, it's like a party for me," he says. "You shoot one, and before he dies the others come to mourn for the one who is injured. And so I kill another one, and kill another one." .. http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive
Dar Es Salaam, December 30, 2013
MAJOR UPSURGE IN TANZANIA ELEPHANT POACHING: OFFICIAL http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Major_upsurge_in_Tanzania_elephant_poaching_official_999.html
More than 12,000 elephants are poached (slaughtered) every year in Africa - for just their tusks http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3051466732/more-than-12-000-elephants-are-poached-slaughtered-every-year-in-africa-for-just-their-tusks
July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631
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