Some 100 dead elephants found in Cameroon, animal rights group says
Feb 17, 2012, 21:49 GMT
Dakar - More than 100 dead elephants have been discovered in a national park in Cameroon, the US-based International Fund for Animal Welfare said on Thursday.
The group's elephant expert, Celine Sissler-Bienvenue, said the corpses were found in Bouba Njida National Park, which skirts Cameroon's northern border with Chad.
Sissler-Bienvenue said the elephants' tusks were missing, and that Sudanese ivory poachers were believed to be behind the killings.
'With the proceeds from ivory sales, the purchase of weapons is funded for use in regional conflicts,' she said. 'The continued slaughter of elephants in Africa will only stop when the demand for ivory, especially in Asia, ceases.'