Saving Africa's Elephants: The Ivory War

April 2017

Saving Africa's Elephants: War On Ivory

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In this episode Hugh travels to Mozambique’s worst affected area, Niassa National Reserve, to find out why they have lost almost two thirds of their elephants in only three years. He joins conservationists, rangers and villagers as he patrols from the air and on the ground to discover the grim reality of the situation. Seizure records show that an alarming amount of illegal ivory is smuggled through Mombasa Port in Kenya on its way out of the continent. Hugh wants to know how and why. He ...

Season 1 Episode 2

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In this next episode, Hugh travels to South Africa, home to 70% of that other great iconic African species, the rhino. He learns that an estimated 25,000 rhino are left in Africa, and tragically they too are at the forefront of the poaching war. With six animals killed daily, their numbers are under even greater pressure than elephants. Hugh begins his journey at the anti-poaching head quarters of Kruger National Park. Last year, the team lost an estimated 800 rhino from the park in a batt...