Saving Elephants – level 1

13-08-2021 15:00

This news is about elephants. Around 28,000 elephants die every year. A former soldier talks about poaching. She says that people call it ‘poaching’, but it is more like war. Somebody gives the poachers arms, and somebody transports the ivory.

Kenyan rangers try to protect the elephants. They have a new smartphone app. They can see important data. They can enter new data, too.

The app helps them. Since 2016, fewer elephants die. The drop is by 11 per cent.

Difficult words: poaching (killing animals and selling their bodies), arms (weapons), ivory (two of an elephant’s very big horns), ranger (a keeper of a park; somebody who looks after the animals).

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