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Home > Elephants of Cameroon > Field Diaries > Moving Basecamp at Ebo Reserve

Moving Basecamp at Ebo Reserve

by Mike Loomis
July 2, 2012

We have been in this basecamp for a couple of days but, as we've explored the surrounding area, we've found a lot of evidence of human impacts. We've seen a number of poacher camps—including a couple that are currently occupied by poachers—as well as evidence of logging and other impacts.

We've worked the area for the past two days but seen no evidence of fresh elephant activity. Three rivers merge near our camp, so we felt it would be a good area for elephants, but that's not been the case. Right now we're on a logging road waiting for our driver; we expect to wait about four hours for him to arrive.

Once we move to a new spot, we'll work that area for two days or so. After that, we'll need to leave Ebo and move on to our next location; likely Mt. Cameroon National Park.

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Dr. Mike Loomis is Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoological Park.

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