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The carnage is scale: tens of elephant carcasses lie in the National Park Bouba Ndjida in northern Cameroon, on the border with Chad. Their murderers were obviously taken their valuable tusks, designed to supply the ivory trade

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Cher C (1429)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:53 pm

Thnx Danuta!!!


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:54 pm

WARNING!!!!! VERY GRAPHIC picture on the petition!!!!


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:54 pm


The carnage is scale: tens of elephant carcasses lie in the National Park Bouba Ndjida in northern Cameroon, on the border with Chad. Their murderers were obviously taken their valuable tusks, designed to supply the ivory trade (including trade is prohibited internationally since 1989). The balance sheet is not yet clear: some sources speak of 200 elephants killed since the beginning of the year, others go up to 500. "But these are only rumors, there has not been accurate verification on the ground," says Ofir Drori, The Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA), an NGO based in Cameroon who fight against poaching protected species. Before the raid, Bouba Ndjida numbered between 600 and 800 elephants, as CÚline Sissler-Bienvenu, France Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who gave the alarm. Today, poachers continue their operations parts of this park of 220 000 hectares, where nobody dares. They do not hesitate to use their weapons, often Kalashnikovs. Six Chadian soldiers, who tried to intercept, were killed, said in mid-February the Cameroon Tribune. Probably from Sudan and Chad, where they have a rear base, hunters, dressed in military uniforms and speaking Arabic, travel on horseback, sometimes in groups of 50 men. They know how to play the extreme porosity of borders, beginning their campaign at the beginning of the dry season, from October to November, skimming the northern Central African Republic, Chad, then, and finally Cameroon. Loot is transported by camel to Chad, then probably sent to China, where demand for ivory is high. A kilo of ivory, become a safe haven to exchange, at least against several hundred dollars. The scenario is repeated every year for the past three or four years. So today, "we know the speed of progression" of these gangs, and "we knew they would soon arrive in Cameroon," said CÚline Sissler-Bienvenu. "Biodiversity". Alert messages sent to the Cameroonian authorities, known for their poor governance, have yielded nothing: the army was not deployed, as it would have done in other countries. However, "it became a matter of national security, it is imperative that the government quickly sanitation area to protect citizens and biodiversity," said David Hoyle, Director of Conservation WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to Cameroon. For Ofir Drori, Laga, "we must go to the source, look for poachers in their base in Chad, even in Sudan." if not put an end to impunity for traffickers, elephant, also threatened in the south-eastern Cameroon where other smuggling routes operate, will soon be a distant memory in the country, which housed between 1000 and 5000 in 2007, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In recent years, poachers have nearly wiped out the species in Chad and northern Central African Republic. Europe has its share of responsibility, repeat the NGO to send a clear signal to traffickers, the European Union must Among other things, strongly oppose the idea, increasingly evoked a lifting of the ban on ivory trade. My petition will be sent to the association IFAW


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:55 pm

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Elizabeth O (94)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:02 pm

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:08 pm
S & N!

Pat B (356)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:55 pm
TY, Cher. Done.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:57 pm
done, cher. thank you.

. (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:34 pm

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 3:07 pm
noted and signed

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:46 pm
Noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Keep these up Cher and I may end up becoming bilingual lol.

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:54 pm
Done...Chad's not noted for much environmental concern!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:23 pm

Bette M (91)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:25 pm
S & N......

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:20 pm
Signed Cheers

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:51 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:54 pm

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Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:55 pm

. (7)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 11:15 pm

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 11:52 pm
Noted and signed.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:59 am
i wish i'd seen the warning before i clicked on it. signed.

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 3:45 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 3:47 am
Noted and signed.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:11 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher and Danuta.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:42 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Thomas P (280)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:18 am
Noted and signed.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 10:04 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 10:16 am
Noted and signed Cher :0 Thnx

. (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 10:26 am
Kill the poachers not the elephants or rhinos
Signed and noted - ty so much Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 10:33 am

Bartlomiej T (296)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 10:44 am
Noted & signed. Thank you

Michela M (3964)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 3:36 pm


. (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:58 am
Signed and noted

Alison A (244)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:21 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Carol H (229)
Monday December 17, 2012, 6:55 am
signed and noted

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:04 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heartbreaking and outrageous! It should give life in prison just to think of doing such crime! Thanks Cher

Wendy F (62)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:31 am

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Sunday August 11, 2013, 10:48 am
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