By Barbara Crown, Editor
In the February issue
I warned you that a number of operators in Central African Republic
had canceled their seasons due to the activities of the rebel group Seleka. Several lost camps and equipment to looting as Seleka marched to within 50 miles of Bangui. Despite that, at least two operators did not shut down. Those were Erik Mararv of Central African Wildlife Adventures
(CAWA) and an operator called L'île du Buffle Rouge. I now have reports on both.
Subscriber Pemble Davis had called me just days before his January 15 safari with CAWA to discuss the situation there. You'll recall I had sent out an Email Extra Bulletin on December 28, 2012
, warning that the US State Department and the UN had evacuated all of their personnel from the country and left their offices unmanned. Also, the State Department had issued a strong travel warning in which they specifically addressed American sporthunters.
Davis had spoken to Mararv, who told him his area was unaffected by the rebel activity and advised him to come hunting.......