"African Countries Make War on Elephant Poachers"

"YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon -- Three African countries - Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya - are taking up arms against elephant poachers, who have killed hundreds of elephants within the past few weeks."

"More than 100 government soldiers entered Cameroon's Bouba N'Djida National Park Thursday in a military offensive against elephant poachers to secure Cameroon's sovereign territory, the local people and the elephant population.

The action was taken in response to the killing of hundreds of savanna elephants in the northern Cameroon park over the past eight weeks. "

Environment News Service had the story March 5, 2012.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012