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Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes nearly 120 elephant tusks

2020-10-24 - Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country’s south, officials said Friday. The group had trafficked nearly 675 kilograms (1,500 pounds) of the illicit cargo from neighboring Gabon, which is home to more than half of Africa’s remaining forest elephants.


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Cameroon destroys 2000kg of elephant tusks

2016-04-20 - Yaounde, Cameroon.

Cameroon will incinerate 2000 kg of elephant tusks and more than 1753 art objects made of ivory seized from traffickers over the years, at the request of the Head of State, His Excellency, President Paul Biya on April 19, 2016.


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Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place

2015-04-15 - Buea, Cameroon. Veyu Diana Ngoran

Meeting in Buea in the South West recently, regional experts decried the decline of elephants, pointing accusation to poachers. They unanimously agreed on the putting in place of a new tracking system known as the Elephant Trade Information System, ETIS, a tool kit that facilitates data collection on ivory trade.


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Gangs of poachers slaughtering elephants

In a photo from February, carcasses of elephants slaughtered by poachers are seen in Bouba Ndjida National Park, in Cameroon near the border with Chad.

2012-12-05 - Yaounde, Cameroon.

Despite armed guards, Cameroon´s dwindling elephant population is being decimated by heavily armed gangs of international poachers, according to a top official of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Tighter security has been mounted because intelligence shows that two gangs of poachers from Sudan are heading for the area, said WWF Cameroon conservation director Hanson Njiforti at a news conference Tuesday.


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Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers

A picture taken on February 23, 2012 shows elephants which have been killed by poachers at Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad. A special Cameroon unit has been deployed to foil the sophisticated poachers, who ride

2012-11-19 - , Cameroon.

Cameroon’s Special Forces have been deployed to foil an imminent raid by Sudanese poachers who for eight weeks earlier this year slaughtered half the population of elephants for their ivory at one of the country’s wildlife reserves. The heavily armed and well coordinated poachers, who had told local villagers of their plans to kill as many elephants as possible, claimed they had killed as much as 650 out of some 1,000 that roamed the park.


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WWF Statement on Cameroon Elephant Slaughte

2012-03-15 - Bouba N’Djida , Cameroon.

The following statement was issued today by Natasha Kofoworola Quist, WWF’s Central Africa Regional Programme Office Representative: “It has been two weeks since the Cameroon government authorized a military intervention at the site of the slaughter of hundreds of elephants. WWF is disturbed by reports that the poaching continues unabated in Bouba N’Djida National Park and that a soldier’s life has been lost.


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Two killed as Cameroon troops fight to save elephants

File picture of elephant tusks

2012-03-13 - Bouba Ndjida national park, Cameroon.

The fight to save elephants from ivory poachers in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida national park has reached new, deadly levels, with at least two people killed and about 400 elephants slaughtered since January, rights group say. A poacher, a soldier and 10 elephants were killed in one clash alone last week, when Cameroonian troops intervened after poachers on horseback began storming the park. Rights groups estimate that there are now fewer than 3 000 elephants left in Cameroon.


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Cameroon sends military to stop elephant slaughter

2012-03-03 - DOUALA, Cameroon.

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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Suspects arrested for trafficking 44 ivory tusks

2011-12-17 - Moloundou, Cameroon.

Game rangers and the military in Cameroon have confiscated over 100 kilograms of elephant ivory hidden in a truck transporting cocoa. Authorities say four people have been arrested in the case, including a businessman believed to have arranged for the transportation of the ivory. The seizure was conducted Monday near Lobéké National Park in Southeast Cameroon, close to the country’s borders with Congo and Central African Republic.


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The Cameroon Elephant Project: Saving Earth’s Largest Land Mammal

2010-10-11 - Mount Cameroon, Cameroon.

The North Carolina Zoo’s commitment to wildlilfe extends far beyond its gates. One of the Zoo’s most important conservation research projects operates in the western African nation of Cameroon. There, Zoo Chief Veterinarian Dr. Michael Loomis works with several NGO and government partners to study elephants and elephant habitat. The Zoo joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 1996 to study elephants in northern Cameroon.


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Cameroon: Rampaging elephants send residents panicking in Cameroon

2010-04-28 - Yaounde, Cameroon.

People living close to the Dja Reserve, in south-eastern Cameroon, have raised the alarm about the incursion of elephants, while the Forest Service accused poachers of throwing the animals into a panic. According to a member of Parliament, Roger Nkodo Dang, a native of the area, the elephants attacked several villages in the district, damaged and destroyed fields and dwellings.


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Cameroon: A Third Elephant Collared On Mt. Cameroon, named to Uppsala

Uppsala under drug after setting the collar. © wwf.se

2009-01-20 - Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon. Janet Molisa

On January 8, 2009, WWF Coastal Forests (SAWA) Programme Limbe, with technical assistance from the North Carolina Zoological Park, and funds from WWF Sweden, succeeded in collaring a third elephant on Mt. Cameroon. A collar, (radio-collar) is a satellite device attached around an elephant's neck that provides geographic information used in mapping the animal's movement pattern in the forest.


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Food or slaughter? Bushmeat fuels wildlife debate

2008-09-16 - Yaounde, Cameroon. Tansa Musa

Elegant waitresses offer patrons a menu of mainly common game -- pangolin, antelope, bush pig, monkey, cane rat and viper -- at prices of 5,000-10,000 CFA francs a dish. But in a fridge outside, a Reuters reporter saw two arms of what appeared to be a gorilla or a chimpanzee, thick black fur and hands still attached -- together with a piece of what a restaurant employee said was elephant meat. "If you want to eat meat of big animals like chimpanzee, gorilla and even the elephant, you make a spec...


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Cameroon: Stopping Elephant Poaching in Southeast Cameroon

2008-04-18 - Buea, Cameroon. Pegue Manga

Game rangers in Yokadouma, East Province of Cameroon, recently confiscated 13 elephant tusks and made some arrests.The tusks were tucked away in a timber truck. After swerving through the 180-km bumpy road from Nguilili, a village situated on the outskirts of Lobeke National Park, East Province, where the tusks came from, the truck pulled up in Yokadouma. Rangers, acting on a tip-off, swooped on it and began conducting a search which resulted in the seizure of two bags containing tusks.


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Cameroon: South West - Elephant Dealers in Court

2008-01-30 - Mamfe, Cameroon. Vincent Gudmia Mfonfu

Three dealers in protected wildlife species have been arrested in Mamfe, Manyu Division in the South West Province and are to appear in the Court of First Instance in Mamfe on January 30, 2008 on charges stipulated under the 1994 wildlife law. The dealers were caught trying to sell some parts of elephants including 14 elephant tails, 4 elephant tusks and an elephant tooth. The 14 elephant tails simply mean 14 elephant killed through illegal hunting and related trade. It is difficult to estimate ...


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Cameroon: CFA 3 Million to Boost Mvog-Betsi Zoological Garden

2007-03-26 - Yaoundé, Cameroon. Elizabeth Mosima

The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, last Thursday visited the Mvog-betsi zoological garden in Yaounde. Minister Elvis Ngolle Ngolle announced the payment of 16 months salaries owed to the personnel of the Mvog-betsi zoological garden. He said measures have also been taken to ensure that new lions are brought to the zoo and an elephant as well.


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Elephants Are Still Heavily Persecuted for Ivory Trade - U.S. Veterinarian

2006-05-08 - Buea, Cameroon. Pegue Manga

Dr. Michael Loomis, a Veterinarian working for the North Carolina Zoological Park, has been working with the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF and Cameroon's Ministry of Environment, tagging elephants for nine years now. Loomis, 56, in this exclusive interview with The Post, explains what elephant tagging entails, its importance and how it can help the government fashion policy decisions on conservation. The Veterinarian, however, regrets that, in spite of efforts to check elephant poaching, this ...


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Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa

2005-03-16 - CAMP KOMBO, Cameroon. Andrew Gray

Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one.

"I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice.

Dontego, a 39-year-old father of three, now works on a project to protect endangered species rather than kill them. In densely wooded southeastern Cameroon, the authorities and global conservation organization WWF are try...


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18 Headlines about Elephants from Cameroon2020-10-24 - Yaoundé, Cameroon - Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes nearly 120 elephant tusks 2016-04-20 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Cameroon destroys 2000kg of elephant tusks 2015-04-15 - Buea, Cameroon - Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place 2012-12-05 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Gangs of poachers slaughtering elephants 2012-11-19 - , Cameroon - Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers 2012-03-15 - Bouba N’Djida , Cameroon - WWF Statement on Cameroon Elephant Slaughte 2012-03-13 - Bouba Ndjida national park, Cameroon - Two killed as Cameroon troops fight to save elephants 2012-03-03 - DOUALA, Cameroon - Cameroon sends military to stop elephant slaughter 2011-12-17 - Moloundou, Cameroon - Suspects arrested for trafficking 44 ivory tusks 2010-10-11 - Mount Cameroon, Cameroon - The Cameroon Elephant Project: Saving Earth’s Largest Land Mammal 2010-04-28 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Cameroon: Rampaging elephants send residents panicking in Cameroon 2009-01-20 - Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon - Cameroon: A Third Elephant Collared On Mt. Cameroon, named to Uppsala 2008-09-16 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Food or slaughter? Bushmeat fuels wildlife debate 2008-04-18 - Buea, Cameroon - Cameroon: Stopping Elephant Poaching in Southeast Cameroon 2008-01-30 - Mamfe, Cameroon - Cameroon: South West - Elephant Dealers in Court 2007-03-26 - Yaoundé, Cameroon - Cameroon: CFA 3 Million to Boost Mvog-Betsi Zoological Garden 2006-05-08 - Buea, Cameroon - Elephants Are Still Heavily Persecuted for Ivory Trade - U.S. Veterinarian 2005-03-16 - CAMP KOMBO, Cameroon - Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa

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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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