bamako - Elephants in the desert of Mali are threatened by poaching. According to the United Nations this year are already 57 of the approximately three hundred elephants slain in the North African country . Marauders make good use of the insecurity in the region . Waiting park are threatened by Islamists , according to the UN.
According WILD Foundation , which helps protect elephants in the Gourma region in Mali , there are since late last year even ninety elephants slain .
Poachers strike mainly in areas where the government of Mali has no control . Except in Mali there are only desert elephants in Namibia.