Special Assignment broadcasts the first of a three-part investigation into the poaching scourge afflicting Northern Mozambique, from Tanzania – where the elephant population has been drastically depleted – and into South Africa. To date, South Africa has been regarded as an elephant conservation stronghold, with only two reported incidents of ivory poaching in 2014, since 2004. It should be recalled, however, that in 2007 only 13 rhino were poached, compared to a staggering 1 215 in 2014. We would therefore be foolish to believe that South Africa will be spared the elephant carnage taking place up north.
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