WWF calls for urgent action in Mozambique as hundreds of elephants are being poached every year
JUNE 19, 2014
The elephants in northern Mozambique survived the country’s bloody civil war, but now they are being killed by the hundreds every year. An aerial-survey, commissioned by WWF-Mozambique, shows that between 480 to 900 elephants died in the area between 2011 and 2013, with the majority of the deaths being blamed on poaching. But poaching seems to be increasing in not just Mozambique but also in neighboring South Africa.