UPDATE: almost 300 elephants killed in Cameroon

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According to CNN, nearly 300 elephants have been killed in Cameroon for their tusks since mid-January.

An armed gang of poachers from Sudan have been entering Cameroon and killing them in the Bouba Ndjida National Park, which borders with Chad, according to the minister of forestry and wildlife, Ngole Philip Ngwese.

Officials at the park are concerned that the orphaned baby calves will soon die from hunger and thirst.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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One Response to UPDATE: almost 300 elephants killed in Cameroon

  1. Pingback: Poachers in Cameroon kill up to 300 elephants in one month alone « Insanity Report

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