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With many fond of game as a meat in the city and province of Maputo, especially in the areas surrounding Maputo Special Reserve, poaching is a profitable business.
Partly as a result, 173 animals, including impala, red goas and antelope, were killed by poachers in the reserve over the last six years.
During the same period – from 2012 to the first half of this year – about 140 individuals were detained and nearly 3,000 traps seized or destroyed by rangers.
Maputo Special Reserve administrator Miguel Gonçalves has disclosed that poaching has obliged the authorities to restock some species which were beginning to become scarce.Source: Rádio Moçambique
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