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Wildlife Service arrest 46 poachers and recover ivory and ammunition

Poachers target especially rhinos and elephants
for their tusks and skins, which fetch a lot of money
in the black market particularly in Asia
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NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s wildlife authorities said they have seized 48 kilograms of ivory and 764 rounds of ammunition in the past week of anti-poaching operations as the East African nations is to curb the vice.

 

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a statement issued in Nairobi on Monday that 46 suspected poachers have also been nabbed across the country.

 

"In Isiolo County (eastern Kenya) a suspect was arrested near Loseketeti River and 764 rounds of ammunition recovered a motorbike he was using to ferry the cache was impounded," KWS said.

 

The East African nation is among countries in Africa where poaching is rampant despite the vice having been outlawed in the country in 1977.

 

Poachers target especially rhinos and elephants for their tusks and skins, which fetch a lot of money in the black market particularly in Asia....


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Kenya Wildlife Service Claims Success in Fight Against Poaching - AllAfrica.com

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton unveil $80m effort to fight illegal ivory trade

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Cameroon Seizes 200 Elephant Tusks Bound for Asia - Voice of America

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South Africa's Plan to Move Rhinos May Not Stop Poaching - Voice of America

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Four rhino horn theft accused out on bail - eNCA

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Man arrested for rhino horn possession - Citizen

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Nine held for poaching - News24

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Mozambique logs rare victory against elephant poachers - CTV News

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'Go after poaching kingpins' - Independent Online

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Anonymous Tips Sent to WildLeaks Fuel Fight against Poaching

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SANParks rhino sale nets R81m - Independent Online

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500 rhinos to be evacuated from Kruger National Park - iWorry

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August 13th 2014: Hundreds of rhinos are to be evacuated from South Africa’s Kruger National Park to save them from poachers.
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Poaching Claims Lives of 100000 African Elephants in Three Years - International Business Times UK

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