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More Devastating News for Forest Elephants

February 12, 2014

The authors of a landmark 2013 study, coordinated by WCS, show that forest elephant poaching continues apace, with 65 percent of the animals lost between 2002 and 2013. The information was released at the United for Wildlife International Wildlife Trafficking Symposium at the Zoological Society of London.

Researchers Focus on Small Predators

October 2, 2013

Aided by camera traps and bushmeat hunting records, a team of researchers maps 12 carnivores in Gabon.

Extinction Looms for Forest Elephants

March 7, 2013

Following the largest study ever conducted on the forest elephant in Central Africa, conservationists say the species could vanish within the next decade. The study comes as 178 countries gather in Bangkok to discuss wildlife trade issues, including poaching and ivory smuggling.

Forest Elephants Are Running Out of Space

August 17, 2011

In the rainforests of Central Africa, hunters are finding their way into once inaccessible terrain, spelling disaster for forest elephants.

Scientists Track Ancient Mariners

December 23, 2009

Noelle and Darwinia, two leatherback sea turtles from Gabon, are now wearing satellite tracking devices as they swim through the seas, aiding researchers studying the species' movements. Interested members of the public can also keep up with the turtles progress online.

Turtle Trove in Gabon

May 18, 2009

Scientists discover the world’s largest nesting population of leatherback sea turtles on the beaches of Gabon. The finding offers new hope for the future of this endangered species.

Danger: Elephant Crossing

October 27, 2008

Poorly planned roads, which are spreading across Central African wilderness areas, attract poachers and cause fear and death among forest elephants.

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