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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