In sad news, 28 elephants killed in southeast Cameroon have rightfully enraged readers on Wednesday afternoon. The elephants are all part of an endangered species.
The elephants killed are “forest elephants.” They have been killed by poachers due to the demand of their ivory tusks, which sell for lots of money on the black market.
According to Reuters, poachers have absolutely decimated the population of the forest elephant by a disturbing 62 percent. This has happened over the course of ten years.
At this rate, sadly, this particular species of elephant is headed for extinction.
"Elephants in these two protected areas in the Congo Basin are facing a threat to their existence," said Zacharie Nzooh, WWF Cameroon representative in the East Region.
After reading about 28 elephants being killed in Cameroon, you might just be motivated to do something to help their cause. If that’s the case, please visit www.WWF.com to learn more about how you can help. The WWF is a well known and established conservation organization.
For more on this story, be sure to return to this column for updates.