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DRC:200 elephants killed in pace of two weeks

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Josephine Lukoya

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Civil society Mambasa, 168 kilometers south of Bunia in Ituri (Orientale Province) Monday, July 30 accused the Mai Mai militia leader Norgan of exterminating the elephants in the wildlife area two weeks.

Mai Mai militiamen shot down two hundred elephants in the space of two weeks. The president of the civil society of Mombassa Mangala Martin says that elephant poaching is taking place in villages of Bandisende, Mamopi, Salate, Badengaido, Nduye and others.

“Two hundred elephants in two weeks is a real danger for the elephants,” complains Martin Mangala, accusing and some local leaders of complicity. It also accuses Morgan’s men illegally exploit gold in the chiefdoms Walese Karo Bandaka and Bombo.

This information is confirmed by officials of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN).Partners ICCN, for their part, complain that the World Heritage has become the place of exploitation of precious materials, poaching and logging.

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