(Level: upper-intermediate / B2 to C1 / ***)
|Photo credit: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org|
36,000 elephants are estimated to be killed every year.
If poachers continue to kill them at that rate for their valuable tusks, there could be no more wild elephants in Africa by 2015.
The BBC went to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (*), a wildlife conservation charity and a haven for orphaned elephants and rhinos in Kenya.
(*) For more details about the organisation: click HERE (official website)!
Map credit: commons.wikimedia.org
The following words could be useful:
a poacher: someone who hunts illegally braconnier
the tusk: the long, large tooth sticking out of the mouth of an animal (e.g. an elephant) défense
a snare: a trap to catch animals; a kind of loop which gets smaller when the end of it is pulled piège / collet
a spear: a weapon with a long shaft and a sharply pointed end lance
Answer the following questions:
- What kind of elephants does Edwin from the David Sheldrick Trust take care of?
- What happened to Aruba and Simotua?
- What should be done, according to Edwin so as to save the elephants from extinction?
You can also watch the video on the BBC website by clicking HERE
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