Take a moment to watch this otherwise beautifully produced video from a brutal slaughter of over 300 elephants in Cameroon.
The New York Times / Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits includes a seven minutes video and tells of the same tragic story but this one from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"They opened up on us with PKMs, AKs, G-3s, and FNs [...] Most poachers are conservative with their ammo, but these guys were shooting like they were in Iraq. All of a sudden, we were outgunned and outnumbered."
- Paul Onyango, park ranger.
“An element of our army is involved [...] It’s easy money.”
- Major Jean-Pierrot Mulaku, Congolese military prosecutor.
"The huge populations in West Africa have disappeared, and those in the center and east are going rapidly [...] The question is: Do you want your children to grow up in a world without elephants?"
- Andrew Dobson, Princeton ecologist.