DR Congo: Conservation group links elephant poaching in Garamba NP to notorious rebel group

(Reuters) - A sharp rise in elephant poaching in a remote park in Democratic Republic of Congo has conservation groups asking if the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is hunting the protected animals in its stronghold there.

Thirty-three elephants have been killed in Congo's Garamba National Park in the past five weeks, including 10 poached last Friday, according to African Parks, a conservation group that manages the park along with Congolese authorities.

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