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Botswana:Police Link Poaching to Elephants Attacking People
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Elephant attacks on human beings in some villages of the Okavango District are on the rise .
01/19/2018 08:48 AM
Kenya:Conservationists Warn Grévy's Zebra Could Become Extinct
[Nation] Conservationists have warned that Grévy's zebra, a rare species, is in danger of becoming extinct if urgent measures are not taken to protect it.
01/18/2018 11:28 AM
Namibia:Lions Kill 172 Small Livestock in Erongo
[Namibian] TWO lions said to be part of the Ugab desert pride slaughtered 172 small livestock at the Brandberg White Lady Lodge on Monday.
01/18/2018 09:17 AM
Kenya:Seven Elephants Killed in Kajiado As Human-Wildlife Conflict Rages
[Nation] Seven elephants have been killed in Kajiado as the human-wildlife conflict in the county worsens.
01/15/2018 11:37 AM
Tanzania:7 Elephants Killed As Human-Wildlife Conflict Rages
[Citizen] Seven elephants have been killed in Kajiado as the human-wildlife conflict in the county worsens.
01/14/2018 04:31 PM
Rwanda:More Land for Growing Gorilla Population in Rwanda
[East African] The Rwanda Development Board on Wednesday received 27.8 hectares from the African Wildlife Fund (AWF) to be added to the 16,000-hectare Volcanoes National Park.
01/13/2018 09:46 AM
South Africa:Seven Suspects Arrested for Dealing and Possession of Rhino Horns
[SAPS] As part of strengthening the fight against rhino poaching and protecting the endangered species, the Kuruman Flying Squad and Stock Theft Units arrested seven suspects yesterday, 10 January 2017 for dealing and possession of rhino horns.
01/12/2018 10:55 AM
Namibia:Five Suspected Poachers Denied Bail
[Namibian] FIVE suspects who were arrested last week for being in possession of four elephant tusks were denied bail in the Katima Mulilo Magisitrate's Court on Monday.
01/10/2018 02:59 PM
Nigeria:NCF to Examine Rising Cases of Illegal Wildfire Trade
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NFC) is set to hold its annual public lecture which is geared at gaining public support for burning environmental issues.
01/10/2018 06:14 AM
Tanzania:Kenya Runs Out of Wildlife Space
[Daily News] KENYA's latest wildlife census -- held just last December - shows the country is currently 'proud' home to 7,347 elephants, citing a slight increase in the jumbo's population.
01/09/2018 07:29 AM
Malawi:Majete Wildlife Hands Over K12 Million School Block to Chikwawa Communities
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -There was joy, showering of songs of praises to Majete Wildlife Reserve and its officials on Monday when it handed over a two classrooms block to communities of Group Village Headman Kanyongolo in Chikwawa district.
01/11/2018 06:16 AM
Africa:Tourism Should Be Regulated, Before It Is Too Late...
[IPS] Rome -This year, we will have 3 million tourists each day wandering the world. This massive phenomenon is without precedent in human history and is happening (as usual), with only one consideration in mind: money. We should pause and take a look at its social, cultural and environmental impact and take remedial measures, because they are becoming seriously negative if things are left as they are.
01/09/2018 04:29 PM
Zimbabwe:Seven Suspected Poachers Thrown Into Remand Prison
[The Herald] Seven suspected poachers who shot and wounded a rhino in the Save Valley Conservancy were recently sent to remand prison after the court threw out their application for refusal of further remand.
01/08/2018 03:10 PM
Namibia:Five Suspected Poachers Arrested in Zambezi
[Namibian] THE police in the Zambezi region have arrested four Namibians and one Zambian suspect after they were allegedly found in possession of four elephant tusks on Friday.
01/08/2018 10:05 AM
Liberia:Elephants Go On 'Rampage' in Nimba
[Observer] A group of elephants has resurfaced in the Gio Forest near Tappita District in Lower Nimba County destroying plantain farms and breaking down rice kitchens (storage barns), the Daily Observer has reliably gathered.
01/09/2018 11:43 AM
Seychelles:Seychelles Islands Foundation Begins Monitoring of Black Parrot Breeding Season
[Seychelles News Agency] The breeding season of the endemic black parrot of Seychelles has started, and as is customary every year, the Seychelles Islands Foundation research team has begun its monitoring exercise.
01/08/2018 07:25 AM
Kenya:Why Prosecuting Cases Affecting Wildlife Is Key to Conservation Efforts
[Nation] Illegal entry into national parks, game reserves and other protected areas is the most rampant wildlife crime in Kenya.
01/06/2018 06:20 AM
Somalia:Govt Warns Against Tortoise Hunting
[East African] Somalia has warned against illegal hunting and sale of tortoises.
01/05/2018 02:31 PM
South Africa:Limpopo Police Arrest Alleged Poachers From Gauteng
[News24Wire] Police in Makhado, Limpopo have arrested four people after intercepting a suspected illegal poaching syndicate, which allegedly planned to pounce on unsuspecting wild animals on a local farm on Friday.
01/06/2018 06:24 AM
Rwanda:As We Applaud China's Ivory Ban, Let Us Visit Mutware the Elephant
[New Times] Many Rwandans will be familiar with Mutware (chief), the ageing patriarch elephant at Akagera National Park. He miraculously survived the loss of his tusks at the hands of poachers in 1994 as the battle raged to liberate the country from the genocidaires.
01/06/2018 06:16 AM
Tanzania:Tanzania Has Potential to Build 700,000 Biogas Digesters
[Citizen] Tanga -As the about 500,000 hectares of forest are estimated to be lost every year a university don has said that Tanzania could offset such a threat by utilising its big potential in biogas.
01/06/2018 06:41 AM
Namibia:Ivory Ban Will Boost Illegal Trade - Shifeta
[Namibian] ENVIRONMENT minister Pohamba Shifeta yesterday said the Chinese government's ban on trade in ivory will only make the black market for rhino horns and elephant tusks more lucrative.
01/05/2018 02:22 PM
Namibia:Chinese Pensioner Found With Wildlife Contraband
[New Era] Windhoek -A Chinese pensioner found himself in police custody after he was found in possession of wildlife products without a permit in Windhoek on Tuesday.
01/05/2018 11:05 AM
Zambia:Garden Crocodiles Kept in Check
[Times of Zambia] THE Ministry of Tourism and Arts has deployed officers to Lusaka's Garden Township sewerage ponds to ensure the safety of residents from crocodile attacks.
01/05/2018 10:44 AM
Zimbabwe:Elephant Tusk Lands Man in Trouble
[The Herald] A Harare man landed in court after he was found soliciting for a buyer for an elephant tusk in Chitungwiza. Onisimo Tafiraje (31) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande facing charges of unlawful possession of raw ivory. He was remanded in custody to January 25.
01/05/2018 10:42 AM
Africa:China Implements Ban on Ivory Trade
[Focac] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) -- The government of Tanzania and conservation organizations on Wednesday hailed China's decision to end ivory trade, saying the move offered hope for the future of elephants in Africa.
01/04/2018 11:59 AM
Central Africa:Militias Turn Their Guns On Wildlife in Central Africa
[East African] Heavily armed militia and poachers are a threat to wildlife populations in the Garamba-Bili-Chinko (GBC) region in Central Africa.
01/04/2018 09:20 AM
Ethiopia:Illegal Poaching On the Decline - Authority
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Wildlife Development and Conservation Authority (EWCA) said wildlife illegal poaching is relatively decreasing from time to time.
01/04/2018 10:44 AM
Zimbabwe:Crocodile Mauls Tourist
[The Herald] A tourist was attacked and killed by crocodiles in Matopos National Park, Matabeleland South, on Sunday while another was seriously injured. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the incident to The Herald today.
01/03/2018 09:58 AM
South Africa:Two Nabbed After Poisoning, Killing and Cutting Up White Lion
[News24Wire] Two poachers have been arrested, and a manhunt has been launched for two others, after they poisoned, killed and cut up a white lion - which is a special protected species - outside Makhado on Sunday, Limpopo police said.
01/02/2018 09:48 AM