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Africa's poaching problem

An elephant sprays earth in the Tsavo East National Park, 280 km (173 miles) east of Kenya's capital Nairobi February 10, 2011. A census of elephants in the Tsavo-Mkomazi conservation area is ongoing as drought and poaching are putting pressure on the large animals, it remains to be seen whether the population is expanding or contracting. (REUTERS/Noor Khamis)

Africa's poaching problem

Recent and archive images relating to the poaching of animals in Africa.

Zimbabwean ivory poachers have killed more than 80 elephants by poisoning water holes with cyanide, endangering one of the world's biggest herds, a minister said on Wednesday. (Reuters)

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