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#CITES Secretary-General expresses grave concern over reports of mass elephant killings in Cameroon

#CITES Secretary-General expresses grave concern over reports of mass elephant killings in Cameroon

For use of the media only; not an official document. PRESS RELEASE CITES Secretary-General expresses grave concern over reports of mass elephant killings in Cameroon Geneva, 28 February 2012 – The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), John E. Scanlon, has expressed grave concern over recent reports of the poaching of close to 450 elephants in Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon. Governments of the region are being offered support to find, and bring to justice, the criminals responsible and to locate and seize the poached ivory. Potential transit and final destination countries have also been urged to remain extremely vigilant and to cooperate. “This most recent incident of poaching elephants is on a massive scale but it reflects a new trend we are detecting across many range States, whe...

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