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Mali | Combining enforcement & outreach, new anti-poaching brigade stops elephant slaughter cold

DOUENTZA, Mali — Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection.


The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/world/africa/mali-elephants-gourma.html