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12-27-2012, 01:50 AM #1
DiggerDawg Member
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By Randy Joe Saah

BOUBA NDJIDA NATIONAL PARK, Cameroon | Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:53am EST
(Reuters) - The welcome committee for Cameroon's Bouba Ndjida National Park, a former safari tourism destination, would not look out of place on a battlefield.

Faced with the threat of horse-mounted Sudanese elephant poachers armed with machine guns, the central African nation has deployed military helicopters and 600 soldiers to try to protect the park and its animals.

Its decision to call in the army follows a bloody incursion into the park last winter during which poachers from Sudan killed some 300 elephants, or 80 percent of the park's elephant population, within a few weeks.

Ivory sells for about $300 per kg on the black market, according to conservation group TRAFFIC, meaning that an average-sized tusk weighing 6.8 kg can be sold for a small fortune in central Africa, a region plagued by poverty and underdevelopment.

"It is clear we are dealing with a very heavily-armed group of men carrying machine guns and mortars," said Tumenta, saying soldiers had seized some weapons and ivory from a poacher camp in the bush last year.

The World Wildlife Fund has called Cameroon's deployment a "bold and courageous move" to protect the region's dwindling elephant population.

However, local residents said the huge military presence was disturbing.



12-27-2012, 02:28 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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sad2.gif OMG that's graphic. What a horrible fate. gaah.gif


12-27-2012, 02:29 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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How absolutely horrendous!

Quote:However, local residents said the huge military presence was disturbing.

Slaughtering elephants isn't disturbing to them? 13.gif

If you don't mind, could you shorten your post to about 50 per cent of the original article. Reuters is really sensitive about that and we don't want no trouble. Thanks.
12-27-2012, 04:11 AM #4
オタマジャクシ Member
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(12-27-2012, 04:01 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  As the American hunted out the food source of the Natives

the Buffalo

not to sell

but to starve the Indian into compliance

sick little planet we live on

full of societal woes ,, with no cure for them .

That is a pretty radical claim - do you have a reference?
12-27-2012, 04:35 AM #5
bohica Member
Posts:1,546 Threads:207 Joined:Feb 2011
"Ok, who made up that stupid word
Sin ? "

I'm sure you know, the Spanish word "sin" translates to "without"

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.



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