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African forest elephant numbers decreasing, study says

2013-03-14 - Minkebe, Gabon

Increasing rates of poaching have caused the population of African forest elephants to decrease by 62 percent over the last 10 years, according to a study released March 4 by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society. The study found that packs of the animals that used to roam together in the thousands have been reduced to small pockets of a few hundred. In Minkb National Park in Gabon, at least half of its elephant population, nearly 11,000 animals, has been killed over the past 8 year...



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Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) in Gabon.

Gabon to burn ivory stockpiles

2012-04-10 - Libreville , Gabon

The government of Gabon has announced it will burn its stockpiles of ivory later this year in a bid to undercut illegal elephant poaching, which is decimating populations in central Africa. Recently, a group of poachers on horseback decimated elephant populations in Cameroon´s remote Bouba Ndjida National Park with impunity. Over 400 elephants were killed over several weeks, before the Cameroonian military was called in.



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Ivory traffickers held in C.African Republic

2009-10-07 - Libreville, Gabon

Police detained two major ivory traffickers in the Central African Republic as a part of a joint operation with animal rights activists, two groups announced Monday. The arrests were the first of their kind in the African nation since it passed a wildlife protection law in the 1980s, said Ofir Drori, director of the Cameroon-based group The Last Great Ape which announced the arrests with the World Wildlife Fund.



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Getting on with jumbo-size neighbours

2008-02-26 - Gamba, Gabon

Is that a jumbo on the runway?" I asked an expat in the passport queue next to me. We both squinted. It was! I had just arrived at Gamba Airport in Gabon and already I had spotted my first elephant. He was a handsome bull, with the straight tusks typical of the African forest variety, he emerged from the trees and began to career about the grounds, heading, unnervingly, towards the runway. A couple of officials rushed to sidetrack him but moments later the roar of another plane did the job. As t...



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When elephants attack. Surviving an elephant charge in the Congo rainforest of Gabon

2006-06-26 - Loango, Gabon

We are in the rainforest of Loango National Park in the Central African country of Gabon.The five of us - local guides, Patrick and Ghislan; Flip, a veteran safari guide from Zimbabwe; Francesco, a fellow traveler from Italy; and myself - have quietly approached a family of forest elephants: a bull, a cow, and her calf.



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5 Headlines about Elephants from Gabon2013-03-14 - Minkebe, Gabon - African forest elephant numbers decreasing, study says 2012-04-10 - Libreville , Gabon - Gabon to burn ivory stockpiles 2009-10-07 - Libreville, Gabon - Ivory traffickers held in C.African Republic 2008-02-26 - Gamba, Gabon - Getting on with jumbo-size neighbours 2006-06-26 - Loango, Gabon - When elephants attack. Surviving an elephant charge in the Congo rainforest of Gabon


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2013-03-14-Minkebe
African forest elephant numbers decreasing, study says
2012-04-10-Libreville
Gabon to burn ivory stockpiles
2009-10-07-Libreville
Ivory traffickers held in C.African Republic
2008-02-26-Gamba
Getting on with jumbo-size neighbours
2006-06-26-Loango
When elephants attack. Surviving an elephant charge in the Congo rainforest of Gabon