Cameroon brings in troops to stop Elephant poaching

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Cameroon brings in troops to stop Elephant poaching

Post by Mr Wolf25 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:03 pm

Defence 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.

In just eight weeks, the World Wildlife Fund estimates that the poachers have decimated the elephant population, killing between 200 and 300 of the roughly 400 elephants in the Bouba N'Djida National Park.

The wildlife group said in a statement released Friday that the military operation was launched Wednesday night after a high-level meeting between the minister of defence and the minister in charge of wildlife. The group cited unnamed sources confirming that over 100 Cameroonian soldiers had entered the park on Thursday to secure the area from poachers.
Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ar ... d=10789528
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