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Elephant deaths rise in Tanzania after shoot-to-kill poachers policy is dropped

Elephant deaths rise in Tanzania after shoot-to-kill poachers policy is dropped

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Elephant deaths in Tanzania have risen dramatically since the government abandoned a shoot-to-kill policy against poachers, officials admit. Lazaro Nyalandu, the deputy minister of natural resources and tourism, said 60 elephants were "butchered" in November and December, compared with two in …

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