The War on Poaching: Is Militarization Doomed to Fail?

African countries and private game reserves are waging an increasingly sophisticated arms race against poachers, yet the slaughter of elephants and rhinos continues. Some experts argue that the battle must be joined on a far wider front that targets demand in Asia and judicial dysfunction in Africa. READ MORE

 

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A Kenyan anti-poaching squad in training at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2011. Despite the increasing militarization of anti-poaching efforts by nations like South Africa and private interests in the wildlife safari industry, the slaughter of rhinos for their horns and elephants for their tusks continues to grow. (Photo by Adam Welz)

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