In the midst of continuous fighting between the Congolese army and various rebel groups in Virunga National Park , rare mountain gorillas living in the heart of the conflict zone are at high risk of getting trapped and severely wounded in the crossfire.
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Elephant numbers in areas surveyed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Central Africa halved between 2006 and 2011, hinting at the carnage wrought by the surging commercial ivory trade and demonstrating a need to boost protection efforts, said the Bronx Zoo-based conservation group.
An estimated 151 wild animals, worth $5,294,000, were killed by poachers between January and April this year, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has revealed.
A Gujarat-based trader was detained at Mumbai airport for carrying elephant tusks in his baggage. The trader, 22-year-old Kushal Singhal, had arrived in Mumbai by an Ethiopian airline flight and was detained while he was on his way out of the airport.