I received a very disturbing call this morning from Rodrigue, the Sector warden for the Rwindi area. An elephant was killed during the night by poachers on the main road to Goma. He immediately went in with a section of rangers and launched an investigation. The elephant was shot eight time, and its head removed. The poachers left with the Ivory. It’s too early to give any information on the scene of the crime but unfortunately, for various reasons, we can’t even use the hounds to pursue the poachers. It’s deeply disturbing and very worrying for the future of our small elephant populations. We’ve taken measures to secure the area and will be stepping up a number of measures in that area and elsewhere.
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