Chobe Dumpsite Kills Elephants (Botswana)

Sat, 2008-11-01 15:43 by Jan

Chobe dumpsite kills elephants (Botswana)

MONKAGEDI GAOTLHOBOGWE, Mmegi Online
October 30, 2008

The Chobe District Council has said it has no alternative but to continue dumping rubbish at a notorious site situated in a wildlife area. A number of elephants have died after eating plastic at the dump.

The dumping site has had serious ramifications on the environment and the wildlife of Chobe. Elephants, hyenas, baboons and birds flock to the dumping site to feed. This year, three elephants have died after eating plastics from the dump site.

Article at the following link:
http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?sid=1&aid=9&dir=2008/October/Thursday30