While humanity does some despicable things to animals, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s been a year without elephants poaching in Niassa Reserve, Mozambique which is about as big as half of Iceland.
Elephants have been poached for decades for various reasons such as ivory trade, food, and even medicine. But a year ago the largest wildlife reserve in Africa started to enforce and intervene so that zero elephants poached in the past year.
Due to the assertive enforcement, the conservation group said that for the first time they truly believe that the elephant population of Niassa ‘stand a genuine chance for recovery’.
According to Associated Press, The Country Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society, James Bampton said that it’s a ‘remarkable achievement’. He said that the last time an elephant poached on that reserve was May 17th, 2018.
Although it’s a ‘remarkable achievement’, there’s a lot to be done and it will take time ‘till Niassa’s elephant population will be recovered.
The elephant poaching caused a huge drop in Niassa’s elephant population. It has been reduced to almost a quarter of itself- around 3,600 while it was 12,000 in 2016.
According to Associated Press, George Wittemyer who chairs the scientific board for the Kenya-based organization Save the Elephants proudly said that it’s a huge success in the fight against poaching.