Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests

by Wildlife Conservation Global
Jul 12, 2013

Rangers Confront Enormous Challenges

Conservator Reporting on Threats within the OWR
Conservator Reporting on Threats within the OWR

Amid tremendous pressures, ICCN rangers continue to conduct patrols into the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, collecting snares and pursuing poachers. At a recent scientific and political meeting in Kisangani, evidence of the increased scale of poaching in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve was presented, including evidence of okapi deaths to snares.  With the increased pressure of miners and loggers coming into the reserve the demand for bush meat is greater than ever before, with snares becoming more numerous, and the indiscriminate casualties now affecting a wide array of forest wildlife.

In addition, ICCN rangers see clear evidence of an uptick in poaching for forest elephants in the DR Congo. These unique animals, along with elephants throughout the continent of Africa, are presently under an enormous threat from poachers after ivory.

Helping the rangers of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve protect the forest home that is needed for so much wildlife is critical now, more than ever.  We thank you sincerely for your support and ask that you share this with your friends on Facebook, or any other social media. 



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Wildlife Conservation Global

Location: Jacksonville, FL - USA
Project Leader:
John Lukas
Jacksonville, Florida United States
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