AllAfrica News: Wildlife

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Kenya:Great Northern Kenya Wildlife Aerial Count Begins
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Wildlife Service has kicked off this year's aerial survey of elephants, buffaloes, grevy's zebras and giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya.
11/20/2017 10:40 AM
South Africa:Citizen Science - How Ordinary People Can Guard Cape Town's Biodiversity
[The Conversation Africa] Right now, you might be harbouring a killer: one so small it's hidden in the sole of your hiking shoes. These tiny murderers won't harm you in the short term, but they can be deadly for the plants that are crucial to food security and biodiversity conservation.
11/20/2017 02:57 PM
Africa:Trump Puts on Hold New Policy on Imports of Big Game Trophies
[VOA] U.S. President Donald Trump says he is putting on hold a decision to allow imports of big game trophies until he can "review all conservation facts."
11/20/2017 07:54 AM
Zimbabwe:Will U.S. Boost Elephant Conservation?
[The Herald] The US has lifted a ban on elephant trophies from here and Zambia, three years after outlawing the practice that allowed American hunters to bring the trophies home.
11/20/2017 11:01 AM
Zimbabwe:China Must Not Ban Ivory Trade
[The Herald] The Secretary-General of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) has warned China not to give in to animal rights groups' pressure to make it completely stop ivory trade because it would result in untold elephant poaching in the near future, for which China itself would ironically be blamed.
11/20/2017 10:52 AM
Tanzania:Surgically Operated Lion Remains Caged for Safety
[Daily News] THE young lion that underwent special surgical treatment to cure umbilical hernia will remain under confinement until it gets well enough to hunt for itself.
11/20/2017 08:35 AM
Africa:Trump Reverses Course On Trophy Hunting, Reimposes Obama-Era Ban
[Deutsche Welle] US President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid a public uproar. However, the federal agency responsible for the ban still has on its website that it will issue permits for trophy hunting.
11/19/2017 05:25 PM
Namibia:Chinese Funds to Boost Infrastructure Development, Wildlife Protection in Namibia
[Focac] Windhoek -A Chinese trade and economic delegation led by Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming held here on Wednesday consultations with Namibian officials to strengthen the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
11/17/2017 09:05 AM
Tanzania:Tanzania Ends Hunting Deal With Dubai Royal Family
[East African] Tanzania has terminated a 25-year-old hunting concession with a United Arab Emirates royal family-owned company as it launches investigations into the dealings of the company and former tourism ministers.
11/14/2017 12:50 PM
Namibia:Livestock-Killing Lions to Be Translocated
[Namibian] The pride of lions that slaughtered 86 small livestock in Kunene last week are to be translocated, the environment ministry says.
11/14/2017 01:18 PM
Malawi:Police Arrest Two Over Possession of Pangolin
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Nsanje Police have arrested two Mozambican Nationals for illegal possession of Pangolin which is a protected wildlife species.
11/13/2017 12:23 PM
Burundi:Hippo Movement in Neighborhoods Close to Lake Tanganyika, 'Sign of Threat'
[Iwacu] In recent days, residents of Bujumbura say they meet hippos in some neighborhoods near Lake Tanganyika.Environmentalists say these hippos come out of their natural habitat to seek food because they are threatened with hunger.
11/10/2017 11:46 AM
Namibia:Lions Kill Farmer's Livelihood
[Namibian] ABOUT ten lions mauled 86 goats and sheep belonging to one communal farmer in Kunene on Wednesday.
11/10/2017 11:04 AM
Africa:UK to Ban Ivory Sales Next Year
[East African] The United Kingdom plans to ban ivory sales to help bring an end to the poaching of African elephants by removing platforms and opportunities to trade in these products.
11/09/2017 01:18 PM
Zimbabwe:Tigere Explores Wildlife Through Sculpture
[The Herald] At the age of five Tendekayi Tigere was learning the art of stone-carving from his father and uncle. Narrating his beginning, Tigere said he found it interesting and he started carving his own pieces while he was in primary school.
11/08/2017 07:22 AM
Kenya:Ezekiel Mutua Wants 'Gay' Lions Spotted in Maasai Mara Isolated
[Nairobi News] Moral policeman Ezekial Mutua now wants two male lions spotted in the Masaai Mara engaging in 'sexual contact' to be kept in isolation.
11/07/2017 01:01 PM
Zimbabwe:Bogus Judge Implicates Mnangagwa in False Ivory Deal
[New Zimbabwe] A daring woman stole over $6, 000 from a headmaster by impersonating a High Court judge before implicating then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in a false ivory deal, a Harare magistrate has heard.
11/07/2017 09:29 AM
Kenya:Ezekiel Mutua - I Don't Regret My Comments on 'Gay' Lions
[Nairobi News] Moral policeman Ezekiel Mutua says he does not regret comments he made last week calling for the isolation of two male lions pictured engaging in 'sexual contact' in Maasai Mara.
11/07/2017 06:36 AM
Botswana:Khama Celebrates 35 Years of KCS
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana is committed to working with the international community to combat wildlife crime by providing leadership to the Illegal Wildlife Trade global negotiations that emphasises the need for wildlife crime to be treated as a serious crime in line with the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, says President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama.
11/06/2017 01:35 PM
Zimbabwe:U.S.$3 Million Rhino Horn Theft Accused Seek Acquittal
[New Zimbabwe] A former Parks and Wildlife director has applied for acquittal in a case where he is charged with concealing an audit report after some 53 rhino horns worth about $3million went missing.
11/06/2017 11:30 AM
Tanzania:The Ferocious Jaws of the African Savannah
[Daily News] HEIGHT may contribute into putting one animal in dangerous position for attacks.
11/04/2017 12:07 PM
Kenya:Gay Lions Spotted Having 'Sexual Contact' in Maasai Mara
[Nairobi News] A rare intimate encounter between two male Lions has been captured in Kenya by a wildlife photographer, sending the social media into a frenzy.
11/02/2017 10:30 AM
Namibia:Anti-Poaching Patrol Camp to Be Inaugurated
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Environment and Tourism, through the Protected Areas System Strengthening (PASS) Project, with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), constructed an anti-poaching patrol camp at Skopiun Bult, in the Etosha National Park.
11/01/2017 10:28 AM
Zimbabwe:Did Oxford University Researchers Sanction Hunting of Cecil the Lion?
[Daily Maverick] When thousands of people donated nearly R20-million to the Oxford University Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) after the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, their assumption was that they were helping to protect Hwange lions. They were mistaken and this is why, writes DON PINNOCK.
10/31/2017 10:02 AM
South Africa:The Hunting Forum You Didn't Know Existed
[Daily Maverick] The South African government has formed an alliance with organisations which kill wildlife for gain to the exclusion of those who wish to protect it. By JANINE AVERY.
10/31/2017 09:09 AM
Namibia:Shifeta Tours Bwabwata As 131 Hippo Carcases Are Disposed
[New Era] Bwabwata -Environment minister, Pohamba Shifeta, last week visited the anthrax-affected areas in the Bwabwata National Park in Kavango East Region to assess the situation on the ground.
10/31/2017 08:49 AM
Tanzania:Tanzania Goes for Rhino Food... and More Calves
[Daily News] Karatu -THROUGH the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, Tanzania is now producing the leguminous 'Leucaena' silage, considered the most nutritious food for the Black Rhinoceros at the newly established Kamini Estate farm in Karatu district.
10/31/2017 07:47 AM
Tanzania:Conservation Body Growing Food for Rhino Fausta
[Citizen] Arusha -The Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area has started growing nutrient pastures to feed and care rhino Fausta (54).
10/30/2017 07:47 AM
Botswana:Khama Opens Tsodilo Rhino Trail Staircase
[Botswana Daily News] Tsodilo -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has on Friday officially opened Tsodilo Rhino Trail Staircase.
10/30/2017 12:44 PM
South Africa:Pregnant Blue Duiker Put Down After Hooves, Horns Cut
[News24Wire] A pregnant blue duiker that had its hooves and horns cut had to be put down because of the excruciating pain it was suffering, a KwaZulu-Natal animal rehabilitation centre has said.
10/27/2017 07:04 AM