Project

Urgent Conservation Action to Safeguard Elephants and Lions from Poachers in Cameroon

Duration
2013 - 2014
Location
Cameroon
Species protected
African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Project results

The expected outcome will be a fully operational and motivated anti-poaching patrol unit located at the park’s headquarters. By boosting the anti-poaching effort and investing in permanent facilities in Bouba-Ndjida, guards will be able to effectively patrol the park, gather intelligence, and be well motivated to stand up against the threat of illegal poachers, now and in the future.

Threaths

Poaching

This will contribute greatly to the protection of elephants, lions and other endangered wildlife in the park, reducing poaching pressure by locals and organized poaching gangs from outside Cameroon, thus preventing the major massacre of elephants as witnessed last year.

This project is implemented by Leo Foundation.