26 Jul '12, 10pm

Dozens of elephants massacred in Chad

Dozens of elephants massacred in Chad

Poacher known as 'Morgan' behind devastating massacre at Okapi Wildlife Reserve (07/05/2012) Officials have pointed to an infamous elephant poacher known as 'Morgan' as the head of the murderous attack at the Okapi Wildlife Reserve station in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) late last month. The attack by Morgan and his crew left seven people dead, including two wildlife rangers. The poachers also shot dead 13 captive okapis at the headquarters, which were considered ambassadors for the imperiled forest. One okapi remains alive, but injured and conservationists are not optimistic about its survival. UNESCO and the the NGO Fauna and Flora international have issued an emergency appeal to raise $120,000 dollars within two weeks for the victim's families as well as for rapidly rebuilding the station. Elephant numbers halved in Central Africa in 5 years (06/08/2012) E...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-elephants-chad-neme.html

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