Stronger laws urged to end elephant poaching in Africa

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Friday called for the strengthening of laws in Africa to end elephant poaching.

Legal frameworks for wildlife management in some African countries remain weak, which criminal syndicates exploit to perpetuate illegal wildlife trade, AWF CEO Kaddu Sebunya said.

“The solution to end elephant poaching is for African countries to strengthen their own law enforcement strategies,” Sebunya said.

“We are the source countries and so it is within our powers to stop the killing of elephants for ivory,” he said. Enditem

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