Help for the rare Cross River gorilla

The Cross River gorilla was considered extinct until the 1980s, when it was sighted in its only known habitat. With fewer than 300 individuals of this unique subspecies remaining, it is the most endangered African ape. But there is good news as governments and conservation groups work to protect the gorilla and its habitat.

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In 20 jaar niet zoveel olifanten gestroopt

Despite recent attempts by soldiers in Cameroon to stop the mass slaughter of elephants, poachers are continuing to kill the animals in record numbers, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday.  Tom Milliken, director of the wildlife trade monitoring netwerk TRAFFIC: “There has been an increased poaching assault like we haven’t seen in two decades.”

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SOS voor de olifant in Kameroen

Mid last month, news came from the North Region that as many as 200 elephants had been killed by poachers in the Boubanjida National Park in January and early February alone. [Lees meer…]