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Emergency Help Needed as Okapi Wildlife Reserve Destroyed
Urgent appeal launched following a murderous raid by poachers
by Ally Catterick
An urgent appeal has been launched in response to the recent brutal attack on the Okapi Wildlife Reserve headquarters – the Epulu Breeding and Research Station – in the Congo Basin.
A group of armed bandits or poachers attacked and killed at least seven staff members, some with extreme and inhumane cruelty, with others taken hostage from the UNESCO World Heritage site. Many remain unaccounted for.
All park infrastructure was destroyed and the 13 okapi, a rare forest species from the giraffe family, were slaughtered. Epulu plays a pivotal role in the future survival of the okapi and is central in managing stock for global conservation breeding programmes of the species…
(read more: Fauna & Flora International)
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