Govt intensifies efforts to protect elephants

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The Malawi Government says the number of elephants in the country will increase since it has intensified efforts to protect the wild animals.

Minister of natural resources, energy and mining Bright Msaka said due to efforts to conserve elephants in the country, in five to ten years the number will increase.

Bright Msaka

We want wildlife to be protected.: Msaka

“Ten years back the number of elephants in the country rapidly decreased due to illegal poaching and we believe after sometime the number will increase,” said Msaka.

He further said that government has been making efforts to protect wildlife and they are intensifying prosecution of poachers.

There has been a massive reduction in the number of elephants in the country due to illegal poaching. Currently Malawi is believed to have around 1500 elephants, a number that is smaller than that of its neighbors.

Malawi is said to lose US$8.4 million each year to poaching and experts predict that at current rates of poaching for ivory elephants would go extinct.

Over the past years, several foreigners have been caught trying to illegally export ivory out of the country.

Illegal wildlife trade is the 4th largest transnational crime in the world and stands as the greatest threat to the survival of endangered species like elephants.

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  3. STUPIDITY AT IT’S BEST.Protecting elephants amidst all these attacks on our fellow friends living with albinism?Now am tempted to think that these government officials have protected connections in all these attacks on our albinols.Mukulephera kuteteza munthu ndiye muteteza bwanji njovu zopha anthu?

  4. Telling us shit!,care for the people by coming up with good measurers to conserve food in the country.Stop making press conferences when you get drunk out of our tax money you dpp notorious thieves.

  5. Excellent. DPP Government is doing agood task towards development of the country, Malawi. God Bless The Leader and the government

    • alot of things. buying maize, medicine and alot of things…. Malata and cement subside…. payments of civil servants….. upgrading of towns and cities… even protecting you as aMalawi citizen

    • hey! cumon guys u can’t be serious. even Abraham agreed Pharoh to marry his wife Sarah pretending he ws his sister kut apeze chakudya ndi malo okhala. Kmanso ndan Malawi ammene akugonana okhhaokha

    • hey! cumon guys u can’t be serious. even Abraham agreed Pharoh to marry his wife Sarah pretending he ws his sister kut apeze chakudya ndi malo okhala. Kmanso ndan Malawi ammene akugonana okhhaokha

  6. stupid people!!! care for your people and let the animals care for themselves in the bush!!! sell the ivory and buy as food and medecine ok???

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