In A Tanzanian Village, Elephant Poachers Thrive


In an impoverished country, elephant poaching is a quick way to make big money. A pair of poachers explain how they track and kill elephants in one of Africa’s top game reserves.

The illegal sale of ivory in places such as Asia drive the elephant poachers to prey on Elephants in protected game reserves and national parks.  The Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and yet they only have 10 rangers to protect and patrol the wildlife. 

Tags: biogeography, poverty, globalization, Africa, consumption, resources, ecology, podcast.

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