Forest elephants in central Africa are being poached at alarmingly accelerating rates. A recent 10-year study and subsequent publication in PLOS by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is helping to bring the looming extinction of the forest elephant to global attention. To read more on the study click here, and to get the recent story on NPR click here. To see a fact sheet on CARPE's support to the government of DRC's efforts to fight poaching in Salonga National Park click here. One of the more recent poaching incidents involving forest elephants occurred within Dzanga-Ndoki national park, Central African Republic. To read about it click here. A new U.S. initiative to combat wildlife trafficking in Africa has just been announced, read more.