"Poachers Kill Hundreds of Elephants in Cameroon National Park"

"GENEVA -- John Scanlon, secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, Tuesday expressed 'grave concern' over the recent poaching of close to 450 elephants in Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon."

"He said the CITES program for monitoring the illegal killing of elephants shows increased levels of poaching in 2011.

'This spike in elephant poaching is of grave concern not only to Cameroon, a member state of CITES, but to all 38 range states of the African elephant, as well as the Secretariat,' said Scanlon."

Environment News Service had the story February 29, 2012.

Friday, March 2, 2012