March 26, 2014

African clergy join fight to save elephants and rhinos from poaching

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A group of elephants roam in the wild in Kenya .The animals are being poached for their ivory to feed a growing illegal market in Asia. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

A group of elephants roam in the wild in Kenya .The animals are being poached for their ivory to feed a growing illegal market in Asia. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The escalating slaughter of elephants and rhinos is drawing the anger of conservationist clerics, who have begun enlisting church members in the battle to save Africa’s wildlife.