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Zecchini, A., 1999. Le rhinoceros noir au Cameroun doit survivre. Courrier de la Nature 179: 34-39, figs. 1-4, map 1

Location: Africa - Western Africa - Cameroon
Subject: Distribution - Poaching
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
The three parks and hunting zones represent more than 50% of the protected areas in Cameroon. A hundred people need to patrol these 1.930.000 ha, which is obviously insufficient. The rangers lack all kinds of equipment and incentives. It seems that most poachers are local people, and even the middlemen and first buyers. There is special suspicion towards the Chinese colony at Lake Lagdo (north of Benoue) although nothing has been proven. One thing is sure, the poached horns are exproted through Chad and Sudan to Yemen and East Asia.
The repression of poaching is notoriously inefficient, arrests are usually quickly followed by release. One case is known of a buyer who paid $ 2000 for a horn, which is a huge amount in this country of low salaries.

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