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West African Savannah Elephant Massacre

Since mid-January, it’s estimated that at least 200 elephants have been killed in Cameroon, and park officials believe that the situation is only worsening. Just last week, rangers heard gunshots in the Bouba Ndjida National Park in the north of Cameroon and shortly afterwards no less than fourteen elephant carcasses were found, mutilated and stripped […]

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Finding pygmy hippos in Sierra Leone

Finding pygmy hippos in Sierra Leone

The pygmy hippo is a priority EDGE mammal endemic to the threatened Upper Guinea Forests biodiversity hotspot with fewer than 3,000 believed to remain in the wild. Yet little is known about the current distribution and threats to this species. A Pygmy Hippo Conservation Strategy, the first for the species, was developed in 2010 and […]

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