Indonesia's elephanticide: 15 endangered elephants killed by poachers with cyanide-laced fruit


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

 
19 March 2014 in World News, Views: 7
Source: Daily News
 


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