In recent times, authorities in Mozambique have been making great efforts to curb poaching in the territory.
Poachers have killed almost 150 hippos in one area of Mozambique in just two years.
A total of 144 hippos – as well as 111 buffalo, 54 elephants, four crocodiles and two lions – were killed between 2015 and 2016 in a small part of Tete province. In South Africa, a suspected poacher was mauled to death by a pride of Lions.
Dozens of monkeys, warthogs and antelopes were also killed.
But while the number is likely to be far higher, poaching was kept down in the area thanks to wardens working with the Tchuma Tchato community wildlife management programme, BBC reports.
They went out on about 3,000 patrols during the period, catching 260 poachers, including Mozambicans, Zimbabweans and Zambians.
Wardens also seized 13 automatic weapons, 154 artisanal firearms, 16 spears, 34 axes, and more than 3,200 snares of various types, along with other items, like poison.
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Image Credits: Sabie River, Mozambique, BBC