26 elephants massacred in World Heritage site in Central African Republic

Since the poachers arrived no elephants have been seen at the Bai, which was described as an “elephant mortuary”.

Yaoundé, Cameroon / May 10, 2012 – At least 26 elephants were massacred in the Dzanga Bai World Heritage Site in the Central African Republic, after 17 individuals armed with Kalashnikov rifles entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday, May 6. This is considered to be one of the biggest elephant massacres in the region since poachers killed at least 300 elephants for their ivory in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park in February 2012. Jim Leape, WWF International Director General said that populations of this species have…

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