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Zimbabwe poachers poison water hole with cyanide to kill elephants in Hwange

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Offline Petrea

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« on: September 06, 2013, 16:49 PM »
Terrible news, 41 elephants killed:

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15463754/image/100470178-elephants-at-the-water-hole-in-hwange-national-park-zimbabwe

 :banghead:  >:( >:(  >:(

- and God knows how many other animals with them!

I wish they could get these poachers - or even better: The big fish behind the trade!!!

Has anyone tried placing a GPS hidden in a tusk of large elephants?

I guess that the ivory is too hard to dye permanently?

I've read that it has been tried to remove the tusks of sedated elephants, thus making them worthless for the poachers.  Somewhat drastic; is that still going on?

Very worried,
Petrea!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2013, 19:13 PM by Petrea »
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 22:47 PM »
Looks like 6 people have been locked up, and ivory recovered:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/09/201396143429923169.html