News tagged with central africa

Poachers massacre 89 elephants in Chad

A group of poachers last week massacred 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba in southern Chad, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement Tuesday.

Mar 19, 2013
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Elephant poaching declines slightly

Although the number of African elephants killed for their tusks declined slightly last year after worldwide recognition of the severity of the wildlife crime epidemic, the rates remain unacceptably high, ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Gabon burns five tonnes of ivory

Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday set fire to five tonnes of ivory worth millions of euros to mark his government's commitment to battling poachers and saving elephants.

Jun 27, 2012
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Shocking recording of elephant slaughter

The Wildlife Conservation Society released a powerful video today that features shocking audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The video is part of WCS's 96 Elephants campaign – ...

Nov 21, 2013
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More than 1,100 rapes daily in DRCongo: study

More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study concluded Wednesday.

May 11, 2011
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