Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants

UN says that Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants. In a report to the UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said elephant poaching was a growing security concern, particularly in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad and Gabon. Ban said the illegal trade in ivory may be an important source of […]

ALERT: Poachers have entered the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park

ALERT: Poachers have entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday. Conservationists fear massacre. According to WWF sources, in Central African Republic a group of 17 armed individuals on Monday entered the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and headed for the Dzanga Bai, locally known as the “village of elephants”, a large clearing where between 50 […]

You Buy Ivory, You Kill People – The New EAL Campaign Against the Ivory Trade

Dozens of rangers and law enforcement officers die each year trying to protect elephants, rhinos and wildlife. A much higher number of poachers, villagers and poor people, lured by the high profits, lose their lives or get injured. They leave behind orphans, widows, broken families and destabilized local communities. The reason of all this is […]

Deadliest year yet for Africa’s rhinos and elephants

In 2011, an estimated 40 tonnes of illegal ivory was seized worldwide, representing thousands of dead elephants. So far this year about 28 tonnes has reportedly been seized but the number is expected to climb as more data comes in. “The last four years since 2009 are four of our five highest volume years in […]

The Militarization of African Elephant Poaching

At Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, wildlife rangers are equipped with rocket launchers, assault rifles, machine guns which they’ll need, as The New York Times reports today, because elephant poaching have become the latest conflict resource in Africa and the target of African armies. The Times‘s Jeffrey Gettleman has your morning read (if you’re looking for […]

US Congressman wrote to Ambassador of Uganda for slaughter of elephants

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–September 10 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) wrote to the Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda requesting cooperation with an investigation into the slaughter of twenty-two elephants in the Garamba National Park. It is unclear who committed the slaughter, which occurred in order to poach the elephants’ ivory tusks, but local park officials believe that […]

Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits

September 2012 Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits …….Africa is in the midst of an epic elephant slaughter. Conservation groups say poachers are wiping out tens of thousands of elephants a year, more than at any time in the previous two decades, with the underground ivory trade becoming increasingly militarized. […]

Cameroon losing battle to save elephants from poachers

March 2012 Soldiers in Cameroon are losing the battle to save the last elephants in a remote frontier park from marauding horsemen believed to be invading from Sudan. “The forces arrived too late to save most of the park’s elephants, and were too few to deter the poachers,” said Natasha Kofoworola Quist, director of the […]

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