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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

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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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.

Gangs of poachers slaughtering elephants

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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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

Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers

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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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

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

The fight to save elephants from ivory poachers in Cameroons 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 Lobk National Park in Southeast Cameroon, close to the countrys borders with Congo and Central African Republic.



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2010-10-11 - Mount Cameroon, Cameroon

The North Carolina Zoos commitment to wildlilfe extends far beyond its gates. One of the Zoos 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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17 Headlines about Elephants from Cameroon2016-04-20 - 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 - 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 - Yaound, 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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2016-04-20-Yaounde
Cameroon destroys 2000kg of elephant tusks
2015-04-15-Buea
Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place
2012-12-05-Yaounde
Gangs of poachers slaughtering elephants
2012-11-19-
Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers
2012-03-15-Bouba n€djida
WWF Statement on Cameroon Elephant Slaughte
2012-03-13-Bouba ndjida national park
Two killed as Cameroon troops fight to save elephants
2012-03-03-Douala
Cameroon sends military to stop elephant slaughter
2011-12-17-Moloundou
Suspects arrested for trafficking 44 ivory tusks
2010-10-11-Mount cameroon
2010-04-28-Yaounde
Cameroon: Rampaging elephants send residents panicking in Cameroon
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Cameroon: A Third Elephant Collared On Mt. Cameroon, named to Uppsala
2008-09-16-Yaounde
Food or slaughter? Bushmeat fuels wildlife debate
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Cameroon: Stopping Elephant Poaching in Southeast Cameroon
2008-01-30-Mamfe
Cameroon: South West - Elephant Dealers in Court
2007-03-26-Yaound
Cameroon: CFA 3 Million to Boost Mvog-Betsi Zoological Garden