Zimbabwe: Poachers Kill 10 Jumbos One Day

source: allAfrica
The Herald (Harare)
Published by the government of Zimbabwe
Isdore Guvamombe
10 June 2010

Harare — POACHERS shot and killed 10 elephants at one spot in Gonarezhou National Park in Chikombedzi along Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique and South Africa last week.

The elephant carcasses without tusks were found lying along Mutandanjiva River near the road to Ndali communal lands in the north-eastern part of Gonarezhou.

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority immediately put a US$1 000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the poachers.

Parks spokesperson Ms Caroline Washaya-Moyo yesterday confirmed the incident that left the authority and the entire wildlife sector “shell-shocked”.

“The carcasses were discovered on June 1 and several spent cartridges from an FN riffle were found on the scene. The tusks were removed in what appeared to be a [continue reading]


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