Yaoundé: a plea for the preservation of wildlife (Cameroon)


CRTV Cameroon

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The Organization for the conservation of wildlife in Africa (OCFSA) developed a plea for the

conservation of wildlife. The document was presented to Member States and technical and

financial partners during a meeting held Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the zoo Mvog Betsi in


OCFSA developed a revitalization strategy based on an intelligence system to fight against

poaching and adopted a networking approach with Interpol and other structures that support it in

this fight. To do this, a OCFSA conference will be held from 15 to 17 June 2015 at the Congress

Palace in Yaounde.

Poaching represents a plague in Central Africa, and would be the main cause of extinction for

wildlife species such as black rhino West Africa (Diceros longipes longipes). According to the

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), poaching inside the country and at

borders has increased the number of elephants in Africa ten million hundred years ago to

700,000 today.