Saving Elephants – level 2

13-08-2021 15:00

According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), poachers kill 28,000 elephants every year worldwide. A former army officer talked about the bigger picture of poaching.

She said that people call poaching its name, but it is more like war. Somebody arms the poachers, who are connected into networks, which move the ivory and horns.

IFAW gave Kenyan rangers a smartphone app called tenBoma. They are testing it in a conservation area of 42,000 square kilometres, and the app lets the rangers see and enter data on the go. Since 2016, elephant poaching deaths were reduced by 11%.

Difficult words: poacher (somebody who kills animals and then sells them), former (-ex), arm (give weapons), ivory (the material of an elephant’s big white horns), horn (the material and thing which grows out of the face of animals like the rhino).

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