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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:46 PM

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

The apparent turnaround in Niassa reserve in a remote region of northern Mozambique comes after the introduction of a rapid intervention police force and more assertive patrolling and response by air, according to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the reserve with Mozambique’s government and several other partners.

Monitoring of the vast reserve with aerial surveys and foot patrols remains incomplete and relies on sampling, however. And despite the sign of progress, it could take many years for Niassa’s elephant population to rebuild to its former levels even if poaching is kept under control.

https://apnews.com/ef25debd7ab74b7ca5dc3fe9692c1fa8

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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:53 PM

1. Excellent

and may this trend continue.

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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:58 PM

2. k&r

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:24 AM

3. Good news for elephants. Now for the right whales in the Gulf of the St Lawrence.

Boston Globe today has a piece on them and how they have moved from the Gulf of Main/Bay of Fundy north to the Gulf of the St Lawrence where they being hurt by ships or fishing gear. They followed food to cooler waters. They were in danger before but now they are coming into contact with ships. Saw it at the Boston Globe today but it is behind a paywall so I can't link to it or post it. There are only 400 or so of them left and only 1/4 are calving females.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:22 AM

4. Excellent news

Thanks!

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