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Planton, H., 1999. Rhinoceros noir du Nord Ouest de l'Afrique (Diceros bicornis longipes): le compte a rebours continue. Pachyderm 27: 86-100, figs. 1-6, photo 1-8, table 1

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

Original text on this topic:
During the last 10 years, 1987-1999, established localities are situated between 7.30 and 9 degrees north in the eastern part of Northern province, and between 7.30 and 8.30 deg. In the west. This is a reduction in the south of some 100 km compared to observations in early 20th century. This is coupled with a progressive and constant fragmentation of the habitat in North Cameroon. Since early 1980's the population is broken into two groups by the isolation of the animals in Faro, then poaching has reduced the animals into 10 groups in 1996 and 7 in 1997, and again 6 in late 1998 when some individuals may not have been localised due to poor weather conditions. Many localities were not mentioned earlier, it is not possible if these are new locations or if the animals just hadn't been seen there. Since late 1995 there have been no rhinos in the national parks (except maybe Faro), all live in hunting zones leased to private game hunting licensees.

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