Chinese Workers in Kenya Could Be Driving Trade in Elephant Poaching for Ivory

The Telegraph’s Mike Pflanz reports:

Chinese workers rebuilding in northern are feared to be driving a sharp rise in which has seen dozens of slaughtered this year.

In the first eight months of , 57 carcases have been found across Kenya with their tusks hacked out, 15 per cent more than the total for all of 2007 and the third annual increase in a row.

More than half of the elephants were killed in an area where Chinese crews have recently arrived to tarmac hundreds of miles of gravel tracks.

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