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Contraceptive darts for African elephants

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Birth control for elephants in South Africa is being hailed as a success, after the introduction of a contraception vaccine being trialled by researchers.

Wildlife conservationists believe it is likely to become the way to control South Africa's ever-expanding elephant population.

But the plans have provoked considerable controversy.

Some of the country's most eminent elephant experts are completely opposed to the contraception programme.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

I read an article in Nat Geo the other day which said something like 2,500 African elephants are killed by poachers each year and their range in the continent is shrinking. If elephants are becoming endangered, why try to curb population growth where they are thriving?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

Instead of giving the elephants contraceptives they might think about taking them and curtailing their population so the elephants will have more range.

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