Because of this, elephants have been easily targeted for their valuable ivory tusks and their skin. Poaching of elephants is difficult to control and with the hugely high price of ivory on the black market, the elephant and the ivory are both very valuable commodities. And the elephant populations have suffered greatly because of it.
Elephants in Kora and Mkomazi While Tony Fitzjohn and his team have created sanctuaries for specific animals (Rhino’s and African Wild Dogs) both Mkomazi and Kora National Parks are protected areas for all of the areas inhabitants. One of the significant achievements of the rehabilitation and protection of Mkomazi National Park has been the recovery of the elephant population.
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