August 28, 2014
The Poisoning of Africa's Vultures
Darcy Ogada, New York Times
The Associated Press
IN July of last year, roughly 500 vultures died after they ate the pesticide-laced carcass of an elephant that had been killed by poachers in Namibia. It was an example of one poaching technique in Africa that seems to be on the rise: the poisoning of vultures so that authorities won’t be alerted to the location of the crime.
TAGGED: Elephants, Poaching, Africa