Stop armed militia to save rare 'forest giraffe', conservationists warn

Conservationists have called for urgent action to stop armed militia and illegal mining in protected central African forests from driving the elusive okapi to extinction.

A 10-year plan to save the “forest giraffe” drawn up by a coalition of conservation groups and NGOs calls for government and international commitments to support key protected areas from armed militia involved in ivory poaching and illegal gold-mining activities.

Last updated on 18 February 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Central African Republic
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Military and unrest-related exercises
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals