Elephant Population at Wildlife Preserve Doubles in a Year

cred. ABC News

Thanks to strict new laws and a rapid reaction force designed to stop illegal poaching the elephant population at one of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is finally growing. Having gone an entire year without a single poaching death, the Elephant population at The Niassa reserve in Mozambique has doubled from 2,000 to 4,000.

Because of new policies, including a dedicated police force to stop poaching, there has not been a reported elephant poaching incident since May of 2018. While the elephant population is Africa is still greatly reduced from the numbers seen in the early 1900’s this is still a hopeful step in the right direction and proof that government and private sector cooperation can make a difference.

More on this story at CBS News

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