Two of three wild elephants found dead inside Mondolkiri province’s Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday were slaughtered by poachers, environmental group WWF said Wednesday, calling on the government to launch an investigation to find those responsible.
Villagers who were inside the sanctuary searching for a resin tree to tap reportedly stumbled across the bodies of three elephants on Sunday—two mature adults, and one juvenile—all within a few meters of each other in part of the forest called Krang Chilork.
“Evidence suggests the elephants were slaughtered by well-organized poachers,” WWF said in a statement, adding that the cause
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