Malawi Elephant Rescue Resumes

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009

CAPE TOWN, South Africa

Today’s capture brings the tally of elephants relocated to 18 – the mission intends to rescue the entire herd of more than 60 elephants in the next few weeks and move them to put an end to years of fierce human-elephant conflict in the district.

Dozens of people have been killed by the elephants and the elephants in turn are killed and cruelly persecuted by local subsistence farmers intent on protecting their crops and livelihoods from the animals

 

read rest of story here

 

http://www.hotindienews.com/2009/06/18/103804

 

  See video of the reacue

 

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/general/malawi_ele_slideshow.php?msource=DR090505002#x

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