Armed groups in africa

Among armed groups in Africa, those operating in Central Africa have had the most significant impact on elephant herds; their poaching activity in the region has been condemned by international bodies, including the UN Security Council and CITES. Poaching and other forms of illicit trading in resources—such as minerals …

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Republic of Congo

Which guns elephant poachers use may depend on the resources or external support they can access to finance poaching activity. A study of cartridges in several Central African states finds that the cost of cartridges for hunting rifles ranged from USD 18 to USD 34 each, while those for automatic …

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The international demand for ivory

Poaching has multiple drivers, including the international demand for ivory and rhino horn, the illegal bush meat trade, and subsistence hunting. The main actors involved in poaching elephants and rhinos in Africa are non-state armed groups, rogue military officers, commercial poachers, and subsistence hunters. Together, these actors are sharply reducing …

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Before I started writing

Approximately one year before I started writing, I noticed one thing in particular that was missing from my conscious circle. Faith had always been a big part of my life. Through journaling, I realized that I wasn’t as connected to it as I wanted to be. Casement windows are …

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Josh’s story

A few years ago, we hired this super nice family man named Josh to be our operations leader. He was a great fit for our corporate culture because he shared a lot of our corporate values.

Personally, I had a lot of respect for Josh as a human being. Unfortunately …

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