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Poachers slaughter hundreds of elephants in Cameroon


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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

Reports uk.news.yahoo.com.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said a gang of Sudanese poachers had killed the free roaming elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad, in an unprecedented attack.
"At least 100 elephant carcasses have been found in the park in the past month...

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Have any of the more intrepid Safaritalkers visited this NP? It appears that elephants will only be found soon in countries with a strong tourism infrastructure whilst elsewhere the killing fields continue...

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

Very alarming - doesn't appear to be any sign of the authorities in Cameroon doing anything about it eitheir:(

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

"500 elephants killed in Cameroon park" reports www.iol.co.za.

“As of today we estimate that 480 elephants have been slaughtered in our park,” said Mathieu Fometa of the Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad, where the animals roam freely.

“Formally, we did count 458 carcasses,”

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No tourism infrastructure, unstable security situation, easy access egress for poachers etc.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

Frankly astonishing the lack of action on this by governments in the region - reading that you would think Cameroon etc. are as much failed states as Somalia:(

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:22 PM

"Cameroon sends military to secure site of elephant slaughter, wildlife group says" reports www.washingtonpost.com.

Cameroon has launched a military offensive to flush out elephant poachers from a remote national park in the country’s northeast near the border with Chad.

Defense Minister Alain Mebe Ngo’o announced the operation on state television late Thursday, saying that the country needed to take action against the poachers believed to be from Sudan.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

the cameroon authorities have almost no funds for anti poaching measures and it does not look like anything is going to get better with palm oil plantations on the way

so http://www,mongabay.com for details article caLLED "Scientists say massive palam oil plantation will cut the heart out of cameroon rainforest" I have not given the url as it is long and complex

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