AllAfrica News: Wildlife

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Namibia: New Plan to Deal With Human-Lion Conflict
[New Era] Windhoek -Following recent worrying incidents of human-lion conflict, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and its partners launched a management plan to deal with such conflict in the northwestern parts of the country.
09/25/2017 08:47 AM
Tanzania: Sniffer Dogs to Track Down Poachers, Animal Trophies
[Citizen] Sniffer dogs will now be used to track down poachers and illegal traders in animal trophies under an initiative by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
09/25/2017 06:42 AM
Zimbabwe: Lucky Rhino Mum Survives Attack in Zimbabwe - Conservation Groups
[News24Wire] A rhino mum is recovering after an attack by armed poachers in southern Zimbabwe, conservationists announced on World Rhino Day on Friday.
09/25/2017 08:19 AM
South Africa: Rhino Poachers Get Prison Time
[SAnews.gov.za] Joint efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and game rangers have resulted in 18 suspects being arrested in Skhukuza, Hluhluwe, Barberton, KwaMsane, Nongoma and Gluckstadt.
09/22/2017 02:39 PM
South Africa: Minister of Environmental Affairs On World Rhino Day
[Govt of SA] Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa thanks all South Africans for their efforts to conserve the rhino on the occasion of World Rhino Day
09/22/2017 02:21 PM
Seychelles: 6 Endangered Birds That You Can Still See in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is a small island nation whose economy is largely dependent on protecting its natural environment for tourism. The island nation's government and various organisations are working hard to ensure the protection of the species endemic to the Seychelles.
09/21/2017 02:11 PM
South Africa: The Shifting Dynamics of Rhino Horn Trafficking
[IPS] Pretoria -Recent raids in South Africa have uncovered disturbing evidence of the changing dynamics of rhino horn trafficking from Africa to Asia.
09/21/2017 01:52 PM
South Africa: Hawks Nab Notorious Syndicate
[SAnews.gov.za] The Hawks have arrested five suspects who are members of a notorious syndicate as they were allegedly en route to poach wildlife.
09/21/2017 01:35 PM
South Africa: The Fight Against Poaching Must Shift to Empowering Communities
[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife crimes - like rhino poaching, overfishing or the harvesting of cycads - were once considered a "green" matter. But this has changed. Such crimes have moved higher up on global security and policy agendas.
09/21/2017 09:51 AM
Zimbabwe: Cop Steals Guns, Sells Them to Poachers
[New Zimbabwe] A Harare cop was Tuesday arraigned before the court on allegations of stealing firearms from the ZRP National Armoury and selling them to wildlife poachers.
09/21/2017 08:50 AM
Zimbabwe: Duo Fined for Tortoise Possession
[The Herald] A Domboshava man and his colleague were yesterday fined $100 each or four months in prison for illegal possession of a tortoise. Zhuwawu Kahuni (36) and Wilbert Tafirenyika were convicted due to overwhelming evidence when they appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta .
09/21/2017 11:24 AM
Uganda: Scare As Elephants, Locals Compete for Water Source
[Monitor] Kabarole -For the past 30 years, 65-year-old Fred Ndabahwenje has lived at Nyabubale Village in Kiko Town Council, Kabarole District. But he treks more than 3kms in search of safe water.
09/21/2017 08:31 AM
Africa: IBM, MTN Deploy IOT Technology to Save Africa's Rhinos
[This Day] Ahead of World Rhino Day 2017 this week, IBM; MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider; Wageningen University (WU) in the Netherlands and Prodapt, have announced that they are harnessing IBM Internet of Things (IoT) technology as part of the MTN Connected Wildlife Solution.
09/21/2017 10:10 AM
Namibia: 'No Joke' Burying Henties Whale
[Namibian] VARIOUS departments of the Henties Bay municipality, led by the town's traffic chief Johannes Makina, worked hard yesterday (Tuesday) to dispose of the recently-stranded humpback whale.
09/20/2017 02:02 PM
Malawi: Woman, 40, Killed By Elephant
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -A somber mood engulfed the residents of Kawelenga Village in Nkhotakota District Monday after an Elephant killed a 40-year-old woman.
09/20/2017 09:15 AM
Namibia: State-Owned Wildlife Firm Attends South Africa Showcase
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) have just returned from the South African Airways (SAA) Africa Showcase.
09/21/2017 12:03 PM
South Africa: National Parks Open Doors to the Public for Free
[SAnews.gov.za] The 12th official South African National Parks Week has officially been launched at Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) today.
09/19/2017 02:25 PM
Kenya: Zoo's Horn Burning Ceremony Keeps Traders in Czech
[News24Wire] In the run-up to World Rhino Day on Friday, September 22, the former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Richard Leakey has slammed South Africa's rhino horn traders by calling for their public condemnation for gambling on the extinction of wild rhino populations and undermining species conservation efforts.
09/19/2017 01:41 PM
Namibia: Poachers Denied Bail in Zambezi
[Namibian] The Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court yesterday denied bail to four men found in possession of eight elephant tusks, a firearm without a licence and entering Namibia at an undesignated point of entry.
09/19/2017 11:57 AM
Namibia: Picture of Stranded Whale Goes Viral
[Namibian] A female humpback whale was stranded about a kilometre north of Henties Bay on Sunday night.
09/19/2017 11:43 AM
Nigeria: National Park Service Needs Help, Says Conservationist
[This Day] Conservationist and development communication specialist, Paddy Ezeala was a press officer in the Nigeria National Park Service and a Senior Manager, Media and Public Affairs of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). He was also Africa Communication Officer of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He discusses the state of Nigeria National Parks and the way forward.
09/19/2017 01:26 PM
Tanzania: US-Made Drone to Help in Protection of Wildlife
[Citizen] Arusha -Full scale surveillance against poachers using drones will commence at the Katavi National Park before long.
09/18/2017 06:39 AM
Kenya: Two Rare White Giraffes Spotted in Kenya's Garissa County Go Viral
[This is Africa] East Africa has always been a popular wildlife destination, and more tourists may find themselves going to see two exotic rare giraffes recently found in Garissa County in Kenya. The extremely rare giraffes have been an internet sensation, and photos of the animals have gone viral.
09/18/2017 12:24 PM
Zimbabwe: Pangolin Lands Gokwe Man in Trouble
[The Herald] A Gokwe villager has been arrested for possessing a pangolin worth $5 000 which he intended to sell.
09/15/2017 03:03 PM
Kenya: Rare White Giraffes in Kenya Captured on Video for the First Time
[Nation] In June this year, reports of a white baby giraffe and its mother reached rangers in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county.
09/15/2017 11:11 AM
Namibia: Zoo Park Playground Dangerous for Children
[Namibian] Broken recreational equipment at the Zoo Park playground in the capital's central business district has become a safety risk for children.
09/14/2017 12:57 PM
Gambia: Go-Wamer Boosts Parks and Wildlife With Equipment
[The Point] The Governance of Marine and Management of coastal resources dubbed Go-Wamer, yesterday gave out materials to the Department of Parks and Wildlife management at a ceremony held at the Nature Reserve in Abuko.
09/15/2017 06:42 PM
South Africa: KZN Tightens Security to Curb Rhino Poaching
[SAnews.gov.za] Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is tightening its security in an effort to prevent rhino poaching.
09/14/2017 11:43 AM
South Africa: Minister Welcomes Arrest in Rhino Case
[SAnews.gov.za] Environmental Affair Minister, Dr Edna Molewa, has welcomed the arrest of a Chinese national for rhino horn smuggling and the recent sentencing of a poacher to 20 years imprisonment.
09/13/2017 02:41 PM
Namibia: 'N$25 Million Per Person Killed By Wildlife'
[Namibian] A CHIEF from the Kaliyangire area in the Zambezi region, Bona Bojano, says it would be fair for government to pay N$25 million for every person killed in a human-wildlife conflict incident.
09/13/2017 01:33 PM