Botswana: Protests Greet President Over San Land Issue

[CISA]London -Loud protests at an anti-poaching conference in London February 13 highlighted the devastating impact of a hunting ban on Africa's last hunting Bushmen in Botswana. Ian Khama, President of Botswana, was reported to be attending alongside ...

Tanzania: United States Announces Total Ban On Ivory Trade

[Daily News]IN a surprise move coinciding with a major conference that recently discussed elephant poaching in London, the United States has announced a total ban on all ivory trade apart from certificated antiques over 100 years old or objects legally...

Tanzania: To Sell or Not to Sell Elephant Tusks?

[Daily News]London -AS the country is divided as to whether or not to destroy or preserve the stockpile of 112 tonnes of elephant tusks, government says it will in the near future issue a position on the matter.

Tanzania: If Determined, We Can Protect Our Elephants From Extinction

[Daily News]IN 1989, Costas Christ who writes for National Geographic Traveller magazine did a stint as a wildlife researcher in Kenya.

Tanzania: Govt Efforts in Curbing Poaching Need Support

[Daily News]CONTROL over indiscriminate killing of elephants and rhinos and ivory trafficking has now caught the imagination of the international community more intensely than ever before.

Tanzania: State Employs 500 Rangers to Fight Poaching

[Daily News]London -TANZANIA is determined to intensify the fight against poaching and illegal ivory trade through employment of more wildlife management personnel to patrol and protect its wildlife, President Jakaya Kikwete has declared.

Africa: Beautiful Africa

[New Times]Some people say Africa has no peace but we have good things like national parks and animals like elephants, buffalos, mountain gorillas etc.

Trump Bags Another Anti-Obama Trophy: Dead Elephants

The administration is lifting a ban on importing elephant parts severed as trophies after the animals are shot in Zimbabwe.
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Trump Administration to Lift Ban on ‘Trophy’ Elephant Imports

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it planned to reverse a ban on the imports from Zimbabwe, following its earlier move to allow them from Zambia.
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Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

With its elephants being slaughtered in staggering numbers, Mali created an armed brigade to defend them. The force faces threats not only from poachers but also terrorists and bandits.
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Trump Halted These Hunt Trophies. Elephant Lovers Will Never Forget It.

Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.
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Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

They need our help, not an easier way to make their carcasses into trophies.
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Tories must step up on animal welfare | Letters

The League Against Cruel Sports’ Chris Luffingham suggests ways the Conservatives might start shedding their ‘nasty party’ image

There’s a simple solution to the Conservative dilemma about being perceived as uncaring (Report, 30 November). Don’t just talk about compassion – prove it. Supporting foxhunting and the ivory trade, and recently being perceived as denying that animals have feelings, have been PR disasters for the Conservatives.

Related: Tories briefed on new policies after fears about 'compassionless' image

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Africa:Burning Chillis Drive Elephants Away From African Farmers Crops

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -"This is an excellent non-lethal and low-cost opportunity for local farmers to keep elephants away from their crops"
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Namibia:57 000 Sign Petition Against Elephant Hunting

[Namibian] About 57 508 people across the world have signed a petition for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to stop the hunting of desert elephants in Namibia.
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Malawi:Elephants Break Out 72 Times in Four Months

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Authorities managing Nkhotakota Wild Life Reserve, the African Parks (AP) have said frequent elephant breakouts from the sanctuary is caused by habitual fence breakers (animals) that were transferred from Liwonde Nation...
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Tanzania:Singita Grumeti Anti-Poaching Crusade Pays Off

[Daily News] THERE is an increase of arrests of poachers and collection of snares in a 350,000- acre concession wildlife reserve under Singita Grumeti which is adjacent to the Serengeti National Park, thanks to deployment of high technology and well tr...
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Kenya:Kenya Wildlife Service Seizes Sh5.8 Million Ivory in Tharaka-Nithi

[Nation] Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on Tuesday arrested three suspected poachers and impounded 14 pieces of ivory weighing 58kgs.
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Tackling the illegal ivory trade: an online training tool for enforcement

We not only expose environmental crime and abuse, we also work with governments to try to raise awareness and improve capacity. For the past two-and-a-half years, we have been capturing…

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