Loggers Threatened with Elephants

2010-06-28 - River Cess, Liberia. Abednego N. Davis

At least three logging companies in Rivercess County have been given a two-week ultimatum to construct good road networks and provide jobs for the youths in Morweh District or else elephants will destroy their efforts. A local government official from the southeast was in Monrovia last week, pleading with some logging companies not to sit down supinely and allow traditional chiefs to send elephants to destroy their efforts if they fail to heed the advice to provide social services. At least thre...

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Liberia: Elephants Invade Farms In Lofa - Destroy Several Crops

2006-10-12 - Monrovia, Liberia.

Reports emanating from Lofa County speak of elephants invading villages and farms, as well as destroying crops before returning into the forest. Although the situation is being investigated, several aid workers and residents of the county who claim to have returned from some of the affected villages and towns, told The Analyst in Monrovia that the repeated attacks on crops by the animals have caused massive displacement of villagers in several villages around the provincial city of Voinjama.

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Thousands of gold miners leave Liberia game reserve

2005-08-31 - MONROVIA, Liberia. Katharine Houreld (Reuters)

Thousands of squatters who were hunting elephants and mining gold in a Liberian national park have left under a scheme to save one of the country's few wildlife sanctuaries, conservationists said on Wednesday. Gunmen who ran riot during 14 years of civil war have fought for control of resources from iron ore to rubber, often turning their guns on wild animals for food and invading reserves such as Sapo National Park in search of gold.

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3 Headlines about Elephants from Liberia2010-06-28 - River Cess, Liberia - Loggers Threatened with Elephants 2006-10-12 - Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia: Elephants Invade Farms In Lofa - Destroy Several Crops 2005-08-31 - MONROVIA, Liberia - Thousands of gold miners leave Liberia game reserve

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