Indonesia's elephanticide: 15 endangered elephants killed by poachers with cyanide-laced fruit
JAKARTA, Indonesia - At least 15 endangered Sumatran elephants have been shot or poisoned to death with cyanide-laced fruit this year, marking a sharp rise in the rate of killing from 2008, a government conservationist said Wednesday.
The giant mammals were mostly killed by poachers for their ivory, said Tony Suhartono, the director of biodiversity conservation at the Forest Ministry.
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The number killed in the past six months is equal to the total for the whole of 2008, he said.
"It is shocking," said Syamsidar, a... read more
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