The IUCN says that over 111,000 elephants have been poached in the 10 years before 2016.
So it's good news to hear that Namibia’s Environment Ministry will get help worth US$1.8 million from the U.S. Embassy to fight wildlife trafficking. Anything that can be done to help combat this terrible crime will help many animals.
The grant will be implemented in partnership with Namibian NGOs such as Intelligence Support Against Poaching, Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia Nature Foundation NNF, Natural Resources Working Group and Save the Rhino Trust.
More useful information on global wildlife trafficking: Visit TRAFFIC