September 20, 2012
Africa's War Against Elephant Poachers
Louisa Lombard, New York Times
The latest casualty figures in the ancient war of man versus beast in Africa are in, and they look bad for both sides.
At least 25,000 elephants may have been slaughtered in Africa in 2011 — more than in any year since reporting began in 2002 — according to Kenneth Burnham, the statistician for Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants, an intergovernmental research agency.
TAGGED: poaching, Africa