Ecoguards on patrol to protect Africa's forest elephants from poachers – video

Forest elephants occupy the dense rainforests of the Western Congo Basin Moist Forest in Central Africa. Over the past 30 years, half of these elephants have been killed by poachers to meet the rising demand for ivory. On the river Dja bordering Cameroon and Congo, a bi-national group of eco-guards patrols the area to protect wildlife from poachers. In Thailand, massive quantities of illegal African ivory are being laundered through Thai shops because the law allows ivory from domestic Thai elephants to be sold. To save Africa's elephants it is essential that Thailand closes this legal loophole. Visit WWF for more information


Angela Robson and Mike Goldwater

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