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South Africa:Project Rhino - How Conservationists Risk Their Lives to Combat Poachers
[News24Wire] In the picturesque, rolling hills of Northern KwaZulu-Natal there is a group of South Africans who have dedicated their lives to saving rhino.
05/24/2018 08:43 AM
Kenya:Death Penalty Plan for Poachers Has Stirred a Hornet's Nest
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's minister for tourism and wildlife recently announced that the country will fast track a law to make the illegal hunting of wildlife a capital offense punishable by the death penalty.
05/23/2018 12:15 PM
Africa:Impregnated Southern White Rhino Could Save Nearly Extinct Relative
[VOA] A southern white rhino at the San Diego Zoo in California has become pregnant as a result of artificial insemination with sperm from a male southern white rhino. The development increases hopes that a nearly extinct close relative, the northern white rhino, can be saved.
05/22/2018 07:48 AM
Namibia:Chinese Charity Undertakes Anti-Poaching Drive
[New Era] Windhoek -China House, an organisation with its headquarters in Kenya, recently held a wildlife conservation awareness campaign with 123 Chinese nationals from five different companies in Namibia.
05/22/2018 02:06 PM
Africa:How to Break the Impasse Between Opposing Camps in Ivory Trade Debate
[The Conversation Africa] Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia. Demand for ivory from Africa has caused significant declines in wild populations. This is now accompanied by new demand for elephant skins from Asia.
05/22/2018 09:42 AM
South Africa:Court Update On Three Nabbed Suspected Rhino Poachers
[SAPS] The three arrested suspects in this matter have today appeared before the Hoedspruit Periodical Court for possession of endangered species (rhino body parts).
05/22/2018 08:50 AM
Tanzania:Tanzania Opens Bids Linked to Selous Park Dam Project
[East African] Tanzania has opened bids by companies seeking contracts to clear forests within the Selous ecosystem, a world heritage site, in preparation for the construction of the Stiegler's Gorge hydroelectric dam.
05/21/2018 08:37 AM
Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become harsher.
05/20/2018 04:20 PM
Kenya:Why Kenya's Proposal to Execute Convicted Poachers Is a Bad Idea
[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death. The proposal has surfaced because people believe existing penalties aren't stringent enough, and because of the huge burden that poaching places on the country.
05/20/2018 04:29 PM
East Africa:Hope for Northern White Rhino As Surrogate Southern Conceives
[East African] A southern white rhino has conceived through artificial insemination, increasing hopes of saving the northern white rhino subspecies.
05/19/2018 03:20 PM
Malawi:'Comprehend Animal Protection Law'
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Central Region Police Commissioner, Goodwell Botomani has urged police officers to familiarize themselves with the Animal Protection Act of 1970 in order to help them address cases of animal rights abuse better.
05/18/2018 11:55 AM
Rwanda:Ellen Degeneres to Jet in Soon
[New Times] Famous American television personality and actor, Ellen DeGeneres has revealed on her latest episode of the 'The Ellen Show' that she will be coming to Rwanda "in a week's time".
05/17/2018 08:20 AM
Zimbabwe:Polish Journalist Helps Arrest Ivory Dealers, Grace Mugabe Mentioned
[New Zimbabwe] TWO suspected ivory poaching ring leaders have been arrested for contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act in a case where former First Lady Grace Mugabe's name was mentioned.
05/17/2018 09:58 AM
Namibia:China Pledges Over U.S.$1 Million Towards Anti-Poaching
[New Era] Windhoek -In its bilateral efforts, the Chinese government has given a grant worth N$15 million to the Namibian government for the procurement of equipment that will be used by law-enforcement agents deployed to the anti-poaching unit.
05/17/2018 01:15 PM
Uganda:UWA Conducts Census to Improve Gorilla Tracking
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has started a mountain gorilla census as it seeks to improve conservation of one of Uganda's largest foreign exchange earners and most endangered species.
05/17/2018 07:56 AM
Zimbabwe:Journalist Helps Bust Ivory Dealers
[The Herald] An Australian journalist who entered into the country as a tourist gave away a syndicate of ivory dealers to the police after posing as a potential buyer.
05/15/2018 11:02 AM
Zimbabwe:Baboon Mauls Baby
[Zimbabwe Standard] A Victoria Falls woman has told of her shock after she found a baboon mauling her one-year-old baby after it caught her playing with her sibling at home.
05/15/2018 01:05 PM
Africa:Why Poachers Persist in Hunting Bushmeat - Even Though It's Dangerous
[The Conversation Africa] The illegal hunting of bushmeat, or game meat, has long distressed wildlife conservationists. It has persisted in sub-Saharan Africa, attracting international attention and debate. Enforcement by authorities and community-based initiatives have been tried as anti-poaching approaches, but with mixed results. Overall, wildlife populations have continued to plummet.
05/15/2018 10:48 AM
South Africa:Don't Keep Exotic Pets, Urges SPCA Following the Discovery of an Abused Monkey
[News24Wire] The SPCA in Bloemfontein has urged South Africans not to keep exotic animals as pets after it discovered an abused monkey in Reddersburg.
05/15/2018 09:25 AM
Kenya:Burma Market Driver Caught Ferrying 500kg of Suspected Zebra Meat
[Nairobi News] A driver has been charged with being in possession of 500 kilograms of suspected Zebra meat.
05/15/2018 05:49 AM
Zimbabwe:Even a Crocodile Attack Couldn't Stop Their Wedding
[The Herald] Bulawayo -A woman who lost an arm in a crocodile attack in the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls five days before her wedding has revealed how, before the horrific incident, her only worry was decorating the wedding venue and other associated preparations for their nuptials.
05/14/2018 09:30 AM
Tanzania:MP Plays Somersault to Thank Minister for Anti-Poaching Vehicle
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam/Dodoma -In a dramatic and rare show of acrobatic skills, a member of parliament jumped up in appreciation at an event organized on Saturday May 12 for the handover of anti-poaching facilities in Dodoma.
05/14/2018 08:04 AM
South Africa:Conservationists Call for Stricter Regulations Around Captive Carnivores
[News24Wire] Wildlife conservation groups have written an open letter to Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa in which they raised "grave" concerns, after another person was injured by a captive animal.
05/12/2018 12:01 PM
Kenya:Last Male Northern White Rhino to Be Preserved in National Museum
[Nation] The remains of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, will be preserved in a national conservation museum to be set up by the Tourism ministry.
05/11/2018 06:42 AM
East Africa:On the Trail of Asia's Shifting Rhino-Horn Market
[Daily Maverick] As long as consumers want rhino horn, South Africa will lose its rhinos to the slow, agonising blows of the poacher's hacksaw. In this extensive investigation, undercover Swiss filmmaker Karl Ammann finds that black market sentiments have shifted from health to wealth -- and that this might be exacting a demand that is bigger than the 1,000-plus rhino poached in South Africa each year.
05/11/2018 02:19 PM
Kenya:KWS Closes Parts of Nairobi National Park Due to Heavy Rains
[Nairobi News] Kenya Wildlife Service has temporarily closed some sections of roads that have been destroyed by the ongoing heavy rains.
05/11/2018 12:58 PM
Kenya:No Evidence of Al-Shabaab Role in Elephant Poaching, U.S. Says
[Nation] A senior State Department official said on Tuesday the US has no evidence that violent extremist groups such as Al-Shabaab are financing their operations through elephant poaching.
05/11/2018 07:10 AM
Malawi:Court Convicts Man for Possessing Ivory
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Mzuzu First Grade Magistrate Court on Wednesday convicted a 38-year-old man for being found in possession of a pair of ivory which is contrary to Section 110 (b) of the Parks and Wildlife Act.
05/10/2018 02:44 PM
South Africa:Farmer Fined U.S.$80,000 for Being in Possession of Rhino Remains
[News24Wire] A Limpopo farmer who was found in possession of rhino remains, has been fined R1m by the Lephalale Regional Court, police said on Wednesday.
05/10/2018 08:28 AM
Tanzania:Land Dispute Threatens Tarangire Park Security
[Daily News] SPECIAL Seats MP, Anna Joram Gidarya (Chadema) has said a land dispute between villagers in Gedamar and Ayamango in Babati and the Tarangire National Park is the greatest security threat in the area.
05/09/2018 10:47 AM