Tag Archives: endangered species
Saving tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants

Saving tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants

‘If They’re Gone…’ is a new campaign raising awareness about the plight of wild tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans and how we can all help save them from extinction.
The campaign brings together a range of organisations including government, wildlife NGOs, zoos and safari parks.

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Stop illegal trade in rhino horn

Stop illegal trade in rhino horn

The demand for rhino horn and the involvement of sophisticated criminal networks has seen a dramatic escalation in rhino poaching in southern Africa. Tom Milliken from TRAFFIC talks about ‘The South Africa—Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus’, a report into South Africa’s rhino poaching crisis.

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Cameroon Elephant Slaughter

Cameroon Elephant Slaughter

In early 2012, a heavily-armed band of foreign poachers, believed to be Sudanese, entered on horseback across Cameroon’s border with Chad. Over two months, the group slaughtered over 300 elephants for their ivory in Bouba N’Djida National Park. Before the incident, the park was home to the most important population of savanna elephants in Central Africa. Very few now remain alive. As international pressure mounted, Cameroon military responded, but it was too late to save the elephants. Since the incident Cameroon has increased protection at its park and announced plans to hire 2,500 new rangers to be deployed across the country.

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