Malawi conservation experts plan mass elephant relocation

Wildlife experts in Malawi plan to move up to 500 elephants to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve by next year, in the hope that they will help restore some elephant populations in other parts of Africa.

Elephants have been heavily poached to meet the growing demand for ivory, and loss of habitat has also seen their numbers decrease, amid a continent-wide decline. The planned relocation by non-profit group, African Parks, will involve darting the elephants in small groups from a helicopter, hoisting them by crane into crates and onto trucks for a journey of approximately 300km.[…]

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