‘Zambian’ poachers invade Bots
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By Gerald Mulwanda –
Zambian poachers have been cited as the biggest culprits behind a surge in the poaching of elephants in Botswana, long considered the safest haven for jumbos in the world, a study has revealed.
According to data published in the journal Current Biology that is based on aerial surveys and field visits, the authors report that fresh elephant carcasses in Botswana increased by nearly 600 per cent from 2014 to 2018.
Arrest records and seizure data indicate that poachers behind the recent elephant killings in Botswana mostly originate from Zambia.

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