Ivory poaching funds most war and terrorism in Africa

At the headquarters of the Mara Elephant Project, Marc Goss contemplates a jumble of squiggly lines superimposed on a Google Earth map. Each line represents the recent movements of a GPS-collared elephant in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Generally, the animals move too slowly to notice.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3t7nU2KD5r

Last updated on 20 May 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals