War on elephant poachers

murdered elephant in CameroonThree African countries – Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya – are taking up arms against elephant poachers, who have killed hundreds of the gentle grey giants within the past few weeks.

More than 100 government soldiers entered Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park Thursday in a military offensive against elephant poachers to secure Cameroon’s sovereign territory, the local people and the animal population.

The action was taken in response to the killing of hundreds of savanna elephants in the northern Cameroon park over the past eight weeks.

Government authorities say heavily armed poachers have entered Cameroon’s sovereign territory illegally across the park’s border with Chad to obtain ivory.

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(photo courtesy of WWF)

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