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Stop The Killing of Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas in Cameroon

Stop The Killing of Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas in Cameroon

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This petition has been created by African C. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
African C.
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Minister of Forestry and Wildlife and Prime Minister of Cameroon

We would like to express our deep concern over the senselessly violent murder of a male Cross River Gorilla in March in South West Cameroon.


We urge the Government of Cameroon to accelerate the creation of Great Ape Reserves. Additionally, we ask that you expand sensitization programmes to increase community awareness in border areas of local wildlife reserves.

Most importantly, as a short term, tactical solution to avoid more incidents, we strongly request that:

1. Police and other armed authorities receive training and sensitization concerning Cross River Gorillas and other critically endangered species.

2. The Government of Cameroon define a procedure for local authorities to follow in responding to wildlife.

3. The Government of Cameroon implement fines and penalties for the murder of Cross River Gorillas.

The Cross River Gorilla is ranked among the Top 25 Critically Endangered Species, and as such, is a priceless part of Cameroon's natural heritage.

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