IUCN: Elephants slaughtered at the RFBL
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Large-scale poachers (particularly in search of ivory to meet huge demand on the illicit market) have struck again early in 2018 in the Binder Léré Wildlife Reserve (RFBL) located in West Mayo-Kebbi ( Léré and binder Divisions) leaving behind heavy casualties. For the time being, the death toll stands at 19 elephants whose carcasses were identified from 18 and 30 January 2018.
According to local sources, the criminals had triggered an alert during the week of 15 January in the Bouba Ndjidda area. These were the notorious "horse-mounted" Sudanese coming in through the North - Eastern parts of the CAR. They are said to be heavily-armed and equipped and also well acquainted with elephant migration routes in this broad savannah ecosystem. The threat is set to hit contiguous protected areas such as Sena Oura, even Bouba Ndjidda park.
The Chadian Minister of the Environment and Fisheries visited the crime scene and appealed to all partners to send aid urgently to protect this ecosystem’s resources.
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