06 Oct '11, 4pm

Our condolences to the family. Thanks to all the #anti_poaching rangers out there. "Ranger killed by poachers"

The attack occurred on September 27, near Lobéké National Park, close to Cameroon’s border with Central African Republic. WWF supports gorilla conservation programmes in the park, providing crucial funds, training and equipment to forest rangers. “This is the saddest day in the history of conservation in south-east Cameroon,” says Basile Yapo, WWF's director in Cameroon. “It is a clear testimony of the danger we face - and calls for firm action to be taken against poachers.” As we understand it, the two men were on patrol when they discovered the carcasses of two critically endangered Western lowland gorillas in a forest camp. The rangers confronted the poachers on their return to the scene, and the gang of six or more men opened fire on the unarmed forest guards, both of whom sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Ranger Jean Fils Mamendji was hit in the arm and shoulder, but...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/news_feed.cfm?5315/Forest-ranger-ki...

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