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Two killed as Cameroon troops fight to save elephants

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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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