APNewsBreak: Zimbabwe could open up to poachers as elites grab land set aside for elephants

  • by: RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

WASHINGTON — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

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