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Armed groups threaten elephants in DRC’s Garamba Nat Park

2016-03-01 - , Congo

Elephants in the vast Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) face a precarious future following reports that armed gangs of poachers are wreaking havoc in the game reserve, threatening both the animals and rangers. According to reports, last year, about 114 elephants were killed in the Garamba National Park, located in the north-eastern part of the DRC.



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Can GPS Collars Protect Elephants At Virunga National Park?

2015-11-10 - Ituri, Congo

The only way to save the fast-disappearing elephant population in DRC€s Virunga National Park is for rangers to be with them around the clock, says park director Emmanuel de Merode in an MSN video. The park has lost 95 percent of its elephants. With just 195 elephants left, rangers are turning to a solution they say may be the easiest: satellite collars on the elephants.



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Armed poachers targeting elephants in Congo national park kill more than 200 in a year as rangers struggle to protect animals

2015-11-10 - Garamba National Park, Congo

More than 200 elephants have been poached in Garamba since a census in April 2014 counted 1,780 elephants - down from more than 11,000 two decades ago. The shootout last month, in which three rangers and a Congolese army colonel were killed, highlights the challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies, civil war, refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers sta...



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Elephant poaching overlord NABBED!

2015-11-09 - Garamba National Park, Congo

Ivory trade is so lucrative that gangs have been formed for the killing of thousands of elephants. The don of these gangs, Boniface Matthew Mariango, has been caught and arrested by Tanzanian officials according to John R. Platt, who writes for Scientific American as well as other publications.



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Elephant Poachers Are Becoming Park Rangers in the Congo

2013-11-01 - Odzala National Park, Congo

In its first push, 56 former poachers applied to become park rangers, but the park only had the ability to train 28 of them. Thursday, the parks, along with the Richardson Center-a nonprofit group set up by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson-announced plans to make the program permanent. Theyll be building a training facility sometime within the next six months and plan to sign up more poachers in early 2014.



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Barbaric: In a scene too graphic to show in full, the carcasses of some of the 22 massacred elephants lay strewn across Garamba National Park in the Congo after being gunned down by helicopter-borne poachers  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar

Unimaginable horror as helicopter-borne poachers massacre 22 elephants before hacking off their tusks and genitals.

2012-04-25 - Garamba National Park, Congo

In a scene of inconceivable horror, these slaughtered elephant carcasses show the barbaric lengths poachers will go to in their hunt for nature´s grim booty. The bodies were among a herd of 22 animals massacred in a helicopter-borne attack by professionals who swooped over their quarry. The scene beneath the rotor blades would have been chilling - panicked mothers shielding their young, hair-raising screeches and a mad scramble through the blood-stained bush as bullets rained down from the...



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Bloodhounds have begun working with rangers at Virunga National Park to track down poachers

DR Congo employs dogs to tackle elephant poaching

2012-03-06 - Virunga park, Congo

Rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo´s Virunga park have a new weapon in their fight against poachers. National Park authorities have trained five bloodhound dogs to track elephant poachers after a spate of incidents. The first investigation using the dogs was carried out last week and led to the discovery of illegal weapons.



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500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park

2012-02-13 - Kinshasa, Congo

Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo´s Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed. An official of the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) decried the incidents of poaching at the Virunga national park which is considered as a World Heritage site by Unesco, Xinhua reported Thursday.



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500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park

2012-02-09 - KINSHASA, Congo

Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo´s Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed. An official of the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) decried the incidents of poaching at the Virunga national park which is considered as a World Heritage site by Unesco, Xinhua reported Thursday.



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Maps showing dramatic decreases in elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research

2011-11-10 - Kinshasa, Congo

In some of the best-documented cases to date, the study shows the elephant population in the Okapi Faunal Reserve - one of the last strongholds of forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - saw a 50 per cent decline in the last decade due to civil war and ivory poaching, from 6,439 to 3,288. In other parks in eastern DRC, the decimation was even greater.



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Armed groups threaten elephants in DRC’s Garamba Nat Park
2015-11-10-Ituri
Can GPS Collars Protect Elephants At Virunga National Park?
2015-11-10-Garamba national park
Armed poachers targeting elephants in Congo national park kill more than 200 in a year as rangers struggle to protect animals
2015-11-09-Garamba national park
Elephant poaching overlord NABBED!
2013-11-01-Odzala national park
Elephant Poachers Are Becoming Park Rangers in the Congo
2012-04-25-Garamba national park
Unimaginable horror as helicopter-borne poachers massacre 22 elephants before hacking off their tusks and genitals.
2012-03-06-Virunga park
DR Congo employs dogs to tackle elephant poaching
2012-02-13-Kinshasa
500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park
2012-02-09-Kinshasa
500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park
2011-11-10-Kinshasa
More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research
2010-09-07-Kinshasa
Congo police arrest 3 men carrying 6 suitcases full of elephant ivory
2010-08-27-Kinshasa
116 elephant tusks seized in Congo after crash
2010-07-19-Kinshasa
DR Congo intensifies fight against Ivory trafficking
2010-03-14-Goma
For Elephants in Congo the War Goes On
2009-02-28-Kinshasa
From Elephant Poacher to Conservation Hero