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Poacher known as 'Morgan' behind devastating massacre at Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Poacher known as 'Morgan' behind devastating massacre at Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Gabon torches their ivory stock as poachers attack okapi reserve (07/02/2012) Last week, the west African nation of Gabon committed over 1,200 ivory tusks and carvings to the fire. The act, which was meant to send a strong signal to illegal wildlife poachers across Africa, came only a few days after militia poachers stormed the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The assailants killed 13 okapis and six people, including two wildlife rangers, in retaliation for a crackdown against poaching and mining in the protected area. Poaching has reached epidemic levels in Africa due to increasing bushmeat consumption and a rise in East Asian demand for black-market ivory and rhino horns. Militia massacres rangers, 13 endangered okapi at Congo wildlife reserve (06/29/2012) Two wildlife rangers were among the six people killed during brazen attack on a...

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