GET INVOLVED!

Tanzania: Be Aware of Musth a Dangerous Seasonal Behaviour of Male Elephant

[Daily News]ON 1st of September 2013 Dr Thomas McAfee aged 58 from San Diego was killed by an unprovoked male elephant which abruptly chased his group which was on a walking safari tour near Tarangire National Park.

Namibia: Conflict Continues Over Hochfeld Elephant

[Namibian]THE hunter who was named as the contact person in an advertisement for a trophy hunt on two elephants in the Omitara and Hochfeld areas has denied he was the author of the ad or linked to its existence in any way.

Africa: The World Wakes Up At Elephants’ Eleventh Hour

[Government of Botswana]The world has a real chance this week to halt the soaring slaughter of African elephants, rhinos and other animals. Over the past five years this has built up to an unprecedented wildlife crisis, threatening not only the existen...

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.

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.
Read More »

Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.
Read More »

Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.
Read More »

Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.
Read More »

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.
Read More »

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.
Read More »

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.
Read More »

BBC considers whether to stop showing ivory on Antiques Roadshow

Programme accused of being out of touch after China bans all trade in ivory and UK looks to tightening existing legislation

The BBC is considering whether to stop showing ivory on the Antiques Roadshow as the government looks to a total ban on the material’s sale in the UK.

China has already outlawed all trade in ivory and the UK government is consulting on whether to follow suit as attempts to stop the poaching of elephants increase around the world.

Continue reading...
Read More »

In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers

DNA databases holding samples from thousands of rhinoceroses and elephants are helping to convict illegal traffickers.
Read More »

In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers

DNA databases holding samples from thousands of rhinoceroses and elephants are helping to convict illegal traffickers.
Read More »

Rhinoceros DNA database successful in aiding poaching prosecutions

Statistical study shows how powerful RhODIS database is in linking forensic evidence to particular animals, say researchers

A large database of rhinoceros DNA is successfully being used to prosecute poachers and those trading rhino horns, new research has revealed.

While numbers of the southern white rhino – the only wild subspecies of white rhino in Africa – have grown to about 20,000, fewer than 5,500 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, and both species are affected by poaching.

Continue reading...
Read More »

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.
Read More »

Subscribe to our mailing list