What country has the best laws protecting elephants?



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    The African country of Malawi has had very impressive success in restoring its elephant population. In the 1980s and 90s its population was decimated by the illegal ivory trade, and with the involvement of government officials. However, over the past decade the Malawi government has turned everything around. Two poachers were primarily responsible for the rampant poaching of Malawi’s elephant population, and though one was ironically killed by an elephant, the other was hired by the Malawi government as a scout! The elephant population in the Thuma reserve went from zero in 1996 to over 100 today, with newcomers arriving from as far as 200 kilometers away on a regular basis. These animals now live under the protection of the government, with the able assistance of their poacher-turned-scout.

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