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Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes nearly 120 elephant tusks

2020-10-24 - Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country’s south, officials said Friday. The group had trafficked nearly 675 kilograms (1,500 pounds) of the illicit cargo from neighboring Gabon, which is home to more than half of Africa’s remaining forest elephants.


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Cameroon destroys 2000kg of elephant tusks

2016-04-20 - Yaounde, Cameroon.

Cameroon will incinerate 2000 kg of elephant tusks and more than 1753 art objects made of ivory seized from traffickers over the years, at the request of the Head of State, His Excellency, President Paul Biya on April 19, 2016.


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Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place

2015-04-15 - Buea, Cameroon. Veyu Diana Ngoran

Meeting in Buea in the South West recently, regional experts decried the decline of elephants, pointing accusation to poachers. They unanimously agreed on the putting in place of a new tracking system known as the Elephant Trade Information System, ETIS, a tool kit that facilitates data collection on ivory trade.


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In a photo from February, carcasses of elephants slaughtered by poachers are seen in Bouba Ndjida National Park, in Cameroon near the border with Chad.

Gangs of poachers slaughtering elephants

2012-12-05 - Yaounde, Cameroon.

Despite armed guards, Cameroon´s dwindling elephant population is being decimated by heavily armed gangs of international poachers, according to a top official of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Tighter security has been mounted because intelligence shows that two gangs of poachers from Sudan are heading for the area, said WWF Cameroon conservation director Hanson Njiforti at a news conference Tuesday.


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A picture taken on February 23, 2012 shows elephants which have been killed by poachers at Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad. A special Cameroon unit has been deployed to foil the sophisticated poachers, who ride

Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers

2012-11-19 - , Cameroon.

Cameroon’s Special Forces have been deployed to foil an imminent raid by Sudanese poachers who for eight weeks earlier this year slaughtered half the population of elephants for their ivory at one of the country’s wildlife reserves. The heavily armed and well coordinated poachers, who had told local villagers of their plans to kill as many elephants as possible, claimed they had killed as much as 650 out of some 1,000 that roamed the park.


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WWF Statement on Cameroon Elephant Slaughte

2012-03-15 - Bouba N’Djida , Cameroon.

The following statement was issued today by Natasha Kofoworola Quist, WWF’s Central Africa Regional Programme Office Representative: “It has been two weeks since the Cameroon government authorized a military intervention at the site of the slaughter of hundreds of elephants. WWF is disturbed by reports that the poaching continues unabated in Bouba N’Djida National Park and that a soldier’s life has been lost.


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Two killed as Cameroon troops fight to save elephants

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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Cameroon sends military to stop elephant slaughter

2012-03-03 - DOUALA, Cameroon.

Cameroon has launched a military offensive to flush out elephant poachers from a remote national park in the country´s northeast near the border with Chad. Defense Minister Alain Mebe Ngo´o announced the operation on state television late Thursday, saying that the country needed to take action against the poachers believed to be from Sudan.


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Suspects arrested for trafficking 44 ivory tusks

2011-12-17 - Moloundou, Cameroon.

Game rangers and the military in Cameroon have confiscated over 100 kilograms of elephant ivory hidden in a truck transporting cocoa. Authorities say four people have been arrested in the case, including a businessman believed to have arranged for the transportation of the ivory. The seizure was conducted Monday near Lobéké National Park in Southeast Cameroon, close to the country’s borders with Congo and Central African Republic.


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The Cameroon Elephant Project: Saving Earth’s Largest Land Mammal

2010-10-11 - Mount Cameroon, Cameroon.

The North Carolina Zoo’s commitment to wildlilfe extends far beyond its gates. One of the Zoo’s most important conservation research projects operates in the western African nation of Cameroon. There, Zoo Chief Veterinarian Dr. Michael Loomis works with several NGO and government partners to study elephants and elephant habitat. The Zoo joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 1996 to study elephants in northern Cameroon.


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Cameroon: Rampaging elephants send residents panicking in Cameroon

2010-04-28 - Yaounde, Cameroon.

People living close to the Dja Reserve, in south-eastern Cameroon, have raised the alarm about the incursion of elephants, while the Forest Service accused poachers of throwing the animals into a panic. According to a member of Parliament, Roger Nkodo Dang, a native of the area, the elephants attacked several villages in the district, damaged and destroyed fields and dwellings.


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Uppsala under drug after setting the collar. © wwf.se

Cameroon: A Third Elephant Collared On Mt. Cameroon, named to Uppsala

2009-01-20 - Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon. Janet Molisa

On January 8, 2009, WWF Coastal Forests (SAWA) Programme Limbe, with technical assistance from the North Carolina Zoological Park, and funds from WWF Sweden, succeeded in collaring a third elephant on Mt. Cameroon. A collar, (radio-collar) is a satellite device attached around an elephant's neck that provides geographic information used in mapping the animal's movement pattern in the forest.


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Food or slaughter? Bushmeat fuels wildlife debate

2008-09-16 - Yaounde, Cameroon. Tansa Musa

Elegant waitresses offer patrons a menu of mainly common game -- pangolin, antelope, bush pig, monkey, cane rat and viper -- at prices of 5,000-10,000 CFA francs a dish. But in a fridge outside, a Reuters reporter saw two arms of what appeared to be a gorilla or a chimpanzee, thick black fur and hands still attached -- together with a piece of what a restaurant employee said was elephant meat. "If you want to eat meat of big animals like chimpanzee, gorilla and even the elephant, you make a spec...


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Cameroon: Stopping Elephant Poaching in Southeast Cameroon

2008-04-18 - Buea, Cameroon. Pegue Manga

Game rangers in Yokadouma, East Province of Cameroon, recently confiscated 13 elephant tusks and made some arrests.The tusks were tucked away in a timber truck. After swerving through the 180-km bumpy road from Nguilili, a village situated on the outskirts of Lobeke National Park, East Province, where the tusks came from, the truck pulled up in Yokadouma. Rangers, acting on a tip-off, swooped on it and began conducting a search which resulted in the seizure of two bags containing tusks.


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Cameroon: South West - Elephant Dealers in Court

2008-01-30 - Mamfe, Cameroon. Vincent Gudmia Mfonfu

Three dealers in protected wildlife species have been arrested in Mamfe, Manyu Division in the South West Province and are to appear in the Court of First Instance in Mamfe on January 30, 2008 on charges stipulated under the 1994 wildlife law. The dealers were caught trying to sell some parts of elephants including 14 elephant tails, 4 elephant tusks and an elephant tooth. The 14 elephant tails simply mean 14 elephant killed through illegal hunting and related trade. It is difficult to estimate ...


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Cameroon: CFA 3 Million to Boost Mvog-Betsi Zoological Garden

2007-03-26 - Yaoundé, Cameroon. Elizabeth Mosima

The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, last Thursday visited the Mvog-betsi zoological garden in Yaounde. Minister Elvis Ngolle Ngolle announced the payment of 16 months salaries owed to the personnel of the Mvog-betsi zoological garden. He said measures have also been taken to ensure that new lions are brought to the zoo and an elephant as well.


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Elephants Are Still Heavily Persecuted for Ivory Trade - U.S. Veterinarian

2006-05-08 - Buea, Cameroon. Pegue Manga

Dr. Michael Loomis, a Veterinarian working for the North Carolina Zoological Park, has been working with the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF and Cameroon's Ministry of Environment, tagging elephants for nine years now. Loomis, 56, in this exclusive interview with The Post, explains what elephant tagging entails, its importance and how it can help the government fashion policy decisions on conservation. The Veterinarian, however, regrets that, in spite of efforts to check elephant poaching, this ...


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Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa

2005-03-16 - CAMP KOMBO, Cameroon. Andrew Gray

Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one.

"I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice.

Dontego, a 39-year-old father of three, now works on a project to protect endangered species rather than kill them. In densely wooded southeastern Cameroon, the authorities and global conservation organization WWF are try...


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18 Headlines about Elephants from Cameroon2020-10-24 - Yaoundé, Cameroon - Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes nearly 120 elephant tusks 2016-04-20 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Cameroon destroys 2000kg of elephant tusks 2015-04-15 - Buea, Cameroon - Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place 2012-12-05 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Gangs of poachers slaughtering elephants 2012-11-19 - , Cameroon - Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers 2012-03-15 - Bouba N’Djida , Cameroon - WWF Statement on Cameroon Elephant Slaughte 2012-03-13 - Bouba Ndjida national park, Cameroon - Two killed as Cameroon troops fight to save elephants 2012-03-03 - DOUALA, Cameroon - Cameroon sends military to stop elephant slaughter 2011-12-17 - Moloundou, Cameroon - Suspects arrested for trafficking 44 ivory tusks 2010-10-11 - Mount Cameroon, Cameroon - The Cameroon Elephant Project: Saving Earth’s Largest Land Mammal 2010-04-28 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Cameroon: Rampaging elephants send residents panicking in Cameroon 2009-01-20 - Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon - Cameroon: A Third Elephant Collared On Mt. Cameroon, named to Uppsala 2008-09-16 - Yaounde, Cameroon - Food or slaughter? Bushmeat fuels wildlife debate 2008-04-18 - Buea, Cameroon - Cameroon: Stopping Elephant Poaching in Southeast Cameroon 2008-01-30 - Mamfe, Cameroon - Cameroon: South West - Elephant Dealers in Court 2007-03-26 - Yaoundé, Cameroon - Cameroon: CFA 3 Million to Boost Mvog-Betsi Zoological Garden 2006-05-08 - Buea, Cameroon - Elephants Are Still Heavily Persecuted for Ivory Trade - U.S. Veterinarian 2005-03-16 - CAMP KOMBO, Cameroon - Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa

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Elephant Calf Born in Budapest Zoo

2021-04-29 - Budapest, Hungary.

n elephant calf was born in the Budapest Zoo in the small hours of Wednesday, the zoo told MTI. The delivery went without complications and the calf weighing 80kg stood up and started feeding soon aft...


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Elephant meat distributed to farms

2021-04-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Arlana Shikongo

THE meat of a 'problem' elephant that was trophy-hunted on Sunday has been distributed among farmers and farmworkers in the Otavi area. Romeo Muyunda, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, ...


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Kusha wins freedom, to be released from Dubare camp

2021-04-28 - Coorg, India.

Wild tusker Kusha, who escapade from Dubare elephant camp into the jungles to find companions had the Forest Department on tenterhooks for months, has won his freedom. His release from the camp was or...


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Lucas the elephant has died at age 9

2021-04-14 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday said 9-year-old Lucas the elephant has died from a rare viral infection. "After days of heroic care, we have lost our beloved elephant Lucas to a devastating viral disease ...


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India Needs Safe Highways To Protect Its National Heritage Animal - The Asian Elephant

2021-04-13 - New Delhi, India.

The elephant is regarded as India's National Heritage Animal. As per the 2017 census, the country housed a population of 27,312 elephants accounting for about 60% of the world's wild Asian elephant po...


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Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

2021-04-13 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. Malaka Rodrigo

Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld hoes called mam...


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Probe launched into temple tusker’s death

2021-04-10 - , India.

A probe relating to the death of tusker Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan has begun. On Saturday, Manu P. Menon, Sub Inspector, Vigilance and Security, TDB visited the Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy temple...


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Elephants relocated in Kenya to prevent conflict with humans

2021-04-09 - , Kenya.

Conservation charity Space for Giants’ Human-Elephant Coexistence team joined the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to coordinate an extraordinary ‘drive’ to move a large number of crop-raiding bull ...


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Thailand"s captive elephants face uncertain future

2021-04-09 - HUAY PAKKOT, Thailand. DENIS D. GRAY

In one of the largest known elephant migrations in memory, many of the country's estimated 3,800 captive elephants trudged out of tourist sites ranging from northeastern Surin Province to the beachsid...


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Baby elephant dies rejected by family at Swedish zoo

2021-04-09 - Borås, Sweden.

A two-week old elephant has died after being rejected by her family following the birth of another elephant calf, Sweden's Boras Zoo announced Friday. "Despite three days of intensive care with a vet ...


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Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India. Jayesh Thaker

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. There...


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CBI begins probe into death of elephants, poaching in forests of Tamil Nadu

2021-04-08 - Madurai, India.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a probe into alleged poaching and killing of elephants in the forests of Tamil Nadu, an issue raised by wildlife activists over the years. Severa...


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Injured Kerala elephant dies days after it was deemed ‘fit’ for temple fest

2021-04-08 - Ambalapuzha, India. Neethu Joseph

It was the efforts of a few kind-hearted people that helped rescue Ambalapuzha Vijayakrishnan, an injured captive elephant in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, from being paraded in a temple festival, so...


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Anne the elephant will not be retiring to France, say her keepers at Longleat

A decade after her rescue, ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’ will not retire to France, despite campaign effort

2021-04-08 - Warminster, United Kingdom.

An elephant called Anne, who spent 55 years performing in the circus before she was rescued in 2011 and brought to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, will not retire to France, her keepers have said. ...


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Botswana allows hunting of 287 elephants

2021-04-06 - Gabarone, Botswana.

Botswana's authorities have issued 287 elephant-hunting licences as the hunting season resumed after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic. Hunters may shoot 287 elephants this season, Direct...


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Five unemployed elephants and their owners begin walking from Pattaya to their native province of Surin, in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, on Tuesday.

Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home

2021-04-06 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Napalai Mai-ngam, 26, said five years ago she had brought her relatives and their tamed elephants from Surin to work at an elephant resort in tambon Lam Huay Yai of Bang Lamung. After waiting in vain...


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Some of the 38 wild Elephants recently spotted in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province.

Cambodian Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

2021-04-05 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. The call ...


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Tusker Kusha Put Into Kraal At Dubare Camp

2021-04-04 - Coorg, India.

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be ta...


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Armpits, the circus and more: A dozen historic photos taken on April Fool"s Day: 1963: RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS ELEPHANT

2021-04-01 - New York City, United States.

A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April 1, 1963. The circus opens in Madison Square Garden April 3 for a...


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A Craven diary: When Buffalo Bill and performing elephants and lions came to town

2021-04-01 - Craven, United Kingdom. Lesley Tate

ROBERT Brothers Mammoth Zoo Circus was preparing to give Craven folk the time of their lives 75 years ago in 1946. Amongst the 20 ‘star acts’ were Buffalo Bill ‘ in person’ and Marharannne, an...


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