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