It is a 'disaster', that more than 350 elephants is found dead in the northern Botswana in Africa since may.
It writes The Guardian.
According to the newspaper is missing information about what is the cause of that the elephants are dead, because the samples from the dead animals has not yet been examined.
the Fear is that the elephants have either been hit by an unknown disease, or that they have been poisoned, as the former is much used by poachers in Zimbabwe.
This is a mass death on a level that has not been seen in a very, very long time. Outside tørketid I am not aware of an extinction, which has been so remarkable, says Niall McCann, who is the director of the conservation of the animals by the organization National Park Rescue, The Guardian.
Niall McCann criticises the fact that the botswana authorities have sent samples from the dead elephants to a recognised laboratory, and that it thereby goes too slow to be stopped, that the elephants die.
the Acting director of Botswana's department of wildlife and national parks Cyril Taolo will not say what the laboratories the samples have been sent to. He gives covid-19 blame for the fact that the test has not been faster.
- We have sent the samples for testing and expects to get the results in the course of the next few weeks. Covid-19 restrictions has not helped to get transported the samples in the region and around the world. We are now starting to get through it, and it is why we now send samples to other laboratories, says Cyril Taolo.
According to the director have confirmed 280 out of 350 deaths.