29 May '15, 3pm

Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

Maputo, the largest and capital city of Mozambique, has not cared to do more than fine poachers in some cases for illegal possession of a gun. Now, poaching itself is a crime and on May 14, police seized 1.3 tons of rhino horns and elephants tusks , the result of the killing of about 200 animals. The street value is reported at about $6.3 million. Unfortunately, until demand for such things like tusks and horns is eliminated, it looks like it will be almost impossible to stop those willing to kill the last of these animals to make a few dollars.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/poachers-have-killed-half-the-elepha...

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