The CITES program on elephants revealed increasing levels of poaching in 2011.
"This spike in elephant poaching is of grave concern not only to Cameroon, a member state to CITES, but to all 38 range states of the African elephant," said Scanlon.
CITES said elephants have been slaughtered by groups from Chad and the Sudan in recent weeks, taking advantage of the dry season.
The poached ivory is believed to be traded for money, weapons and munition, fueling conflicts in neighboring countries.
The UN agency said it will contact the ministers responsible for forests and wildlife from Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan to offer anti-poaching support.
Scanlon has designated Ben Janse Van Rensburg, a senior CITES security official with experience in fighting poaching, to coordinate support in response to the major elephant slaughters.
Van Rensburg is working with other international agencies including the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, Interpol, the World Customs Organization, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Bank.