Ivory Wars – Chad’s President personally involved in Saving Africa’s Last Great herds
President of Chad, Idriss Déby, is personally involved in the fight against poachers.
Chad’s New Elephant Guardians…
Keeping to his promise to ensure that Chad’s elephants fate will not become the same as in its neighboring
countries, President Idriss Déby has deployed a highly trained military unit from the Chadian armed forces to
aid in the protection of Zakouma National Park and its flora and fauna. This unit is working in conjunction
with the existing ranger teams that are currently on the ground.
Elephants use smell to distinguish hunters from farmers
Elephants can determine whether a human is a friend or foe by their scent, reports new research published
in Current Biology.
Fight elephants with peppers, UN tells farmers
Farmers whose crops are raided by wild animals like elephants should try driving them away with pepper
spray, using guard donkeys or booby trapping food with snakes, the U.N. said on Monday.
A nation of tragedies: the unseen elephant wars of Chad
Stephanie Vergniault, head of SOS Elephants in Chad, says she has seen more beheaded corpses of
elephants in her life than living animals.
Ivory Wars: They're continuing.... we're losing...
CNN’s award-winning Planet in Peril returns this year to examine the conflict between growing populations
and natural resources. Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Lisa Ling travel to the front lines of this
The Elephants of Chad: Holocaust Revealed
In the last 20 years, the central African nation of Chad has seen a 98.5% loss of their elephant population in
Zakouma National Park.
100 elephants massacred in Chad.
A team from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society, working with the Chadian government and
the European Union project CURESS near Chad's Zakouma National Park, has discovered a hundred recently
slaughtered elephants, most of them having had their tusks removed, a clear sign that this massacre is as a
result of poaching in this renowned protected area.
The Ivory wars at Zakouma National Park
The ivory poachers equiped with numerous different automatic weapons have annihilated the populations of
the elephants in the region ...
Last Stand in Zakouma
While poachers are slaughtering some of the last surviving central African elephants for their tusks, a refuge
in Chad gives this endangered species armed protection—and a fighting chance.