Africa

Poachers Taking Advantage of Instability in CAR

Endangered Elephants at increased risk

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Poachers are taking advantage of instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) to kill more endangered elephants, wildlife campaigners say.

Eight organisations have called for action following reports of elephant meat being sold openly in markets.

Armed rebels seized power and ousted President Francois Bozize in March after a peace deal collapsed.

Wildlife park staff say the security situation is preventing them from searching forests for animal carcasses.