Elephant killed by poachers in Kavango West

01 Mar 2018 15:40pm
NKURENKURU, 01 MAR (NAMPA) – An elephant was shot and killed by poachers in the Kavango West Region last month.
Its carcass, with the tusks removed, was found by villagers at Nkurenkuru on Wednesday, the Namibian Police Force's Regional Commander for Kavango West, Commissioner Josephat Abel told Nampa on Thursday.
“It is clear that the intention of the poachers was to sell the tusks,” he said.
Abel urged the public to cooperate with law enforcement agents by reporting suspicious activity in their areas.
The public, including traditional leaders, should also report anyone found trying to sell elephant tusks, he said.
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident yet.
Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta announced last year that 20 elephants were poached by October 2017, compared to 101 elephants in 2016.