Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates
AUGUST 25, 2009
Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking africa primates endangered species cameroon
Cameroon Sets Up Park for Gorillas
FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Cameroon, with one of Africa’s highest rates of deforestation, has set up a new national park to protect gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants and a rare type of antelope called bongo. Tags: conservation africa park gorillas endangered species cameroon Let's keep our fingers crossed that it provides effective protection.
Chimpanzees in Sanctuaries Reflect Widespread Smuggling
JANUARY 23, 2010
Research shows this is what's happening in Cameroon. Tags: wildlife smuggling chimpanzees africa cameroon It makes sense. The chimpanzee population is decreasing in the wild, but their numbers are increasing in sanctuaries. There are more rescues because there is more smuggling.
African Activists Work to Save Gorillas
JULY 24, 2009
The Last Great Ape Organization in Cameroon is only one of them, but it's the only law enforcement nongovernmental organization in Africa. Tags: africa bush meat congo gorillas endangered species cameroon Bushmeat is horrific, especially the trade in apes. To me, eating apes of any kind is akin to human cannibalism. At least there are activists in African countries themselves that are working to stop this practice.
Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling
AUGUST 18, 2008
Tania Julie Siyam, a 32-year-old Canadian art dealer, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison and pay a $100,000 fine for illegally smuggling ivory from Cameroon to the United States. Tania Siyam originally operated art import and export businesses in Montreal, Canada, and Cameroon that were fronts for smuggling products from endangered and protected wildlife species, including raw elephant ivory. Good news.