Google Earth: Stop Providing Info to Elephant Poachers
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Google Earth should stop helping ivory poachers find and kill elephants by immediately blocking all satellite images of the remote elephant regions, especially the vast and deep bush of Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve.
On Google Earth, poachers can see elephant trails, major rivers, small waterways, and animal water holes. Armed with these GPS coordinates, ivory poachers can go straight to where the elephants are and kill them.
This is an especially big problem during the dry season, when elephants congregate close to water.
It is worrisome that Google Earth continues to help poachers locate and kill elephants when Google Earth has joined USA Wildlife Tracking Alliance in order to raise awareness about poaching and encourage other companies to stop ivory trafficking.
This is no small problem. According to the World Wildlife Federation, ivory poachers have been killing 20,000 African elephants per year.
Google Earth needs to stop sharing images of remote elephant regions immediately.
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