Malawi's Elephants for the Future

I am ever impressed by the work done by African Parks, they are about to begin an elephant relocation program in Malawi, moving 500 individuals to parks where there is more space and less human pressure. The relocation will take around a year to complete and involves darting the pachyderms from helicopters and hoisting them into trucks before driving them 180+ miles to their new home. “There’s a paradox in Africa where elephants are in steep decline in certain places,” but require population management in better-protected areas where their numbers are growing, said Andrew Parker, operations director at African Parks. In Malawi, Parker said, “surplus elephants” stripping large tracts of veget

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