Elephant birth control to help reduce population via @independent_ie.

A South African province that is home to thousands of elephants is planning a birth control campaign to prevent a population explosion that could threaten plants and wildlife.

Unlike other parts of Africa where elephant stocks have dwindled to dangerously low levels due to poaching and a loss of habitat, South Africa has seen its populations steadily grow through conservation.

KwaZulu-Natal province, in the south-east, is planning to inject elephant cows with a vaccine to block sperm reception…