Poaching 'Ivory Tower' Discovered In Okavango Delta

Elephant carcass PIC: BUSH 24
Elephant carcass PIC: BUSH 24

The 2018 Botswana Elephant Census conducted by Elephant Without Borders (EWB) and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has uncovered a shocking hotspot for ivory in the Okavango Delta, the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Principal investigator of the Census Dr Mike Chase revealed their explosive discovery this week in a Poaching Report titled ‘Ivory Tower’. The report suggests that despite the perceived strict anti-poaching strategies by government, there is a major poaching frenzy on elephants happening in the highly protected Okavango Delta.

“Today (August 3, 2018) we counted 48 elephant carcasses, I’ll repeat that - 48 dead elephants. Carcasses of all age categories – five of which were classified as fresh – that is have been killed in the past few days,” reads the report.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

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