“The Apparent Uptick in Elephant Poaching May Be the Result of the Country’s Progress toward peace.”

“The Apparent Uptick in Elephant Poaching May Be the Result of the Country’s Progress toward peace.”

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Peace and Poaching?

A recent article by Quartz Africa points to, “progress toward  peace” (Patinkin, Quartz Africa) as a cause for higher rates of animal poaching in South Sudan.  As the government and rebel forces begin to come together, there is increasingly less work for soldiers.  Without a steady income, more and more soldiers and civilians are seeking bushmeat (antelopes) for eating as well as ivory (elephants) for money, the article states.  

This proves what a highly complex issue illegal poaching continues to be.   

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