25 Apr '13, 4pm

BREAKING: Field Reports Indicate Slaughter of Elephants, Conservation Staff Evacuated

25 APRIL 2013 - WWF and WCS have received alarming reports from their field operations that elephants are being slaughtered in the violence-ridden Central African Republic (CAR), where new powers in place struggle to gain control over the situation. The conservation organizations are issuing today a joint call for immediate action. Due to the violence and chaos in the area, the exact number of elephants slaughtered is not known, however initial reports indicate it may be extensive. WWF has confirmed information that forest elephants are being poached near the Dzanga-Sangha protected areas, a World Heritage Site. Elephant meat is reportedly being openly sold in local markets and available in nearby villages. The security situation is preventing park staff from searching the dense forest for elephant carcasses. The two organizations, WWF and WCS that have worked in CAR since...

Full article: https://worldwildlife.org/press-releases/field-reports-in...

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