Mali's losing battle against elephant poaching

Last Modified: Fri Jan 29 2016 09:16:22 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3 years
    to extinction. Mali's elephants, one of just two remaining desert herds in the world, will be gone unless the government does more to protect them.
  • 16
    elephants have been killed so far this month, adding to more than 80 slaughtered in 2015, said Susan Canney, director of Mali Elephant Project for the WILD Foundation
  • 50
    rangers waiting to be deployed but they are held up waiting for official approval and firearms from the government.