elephant poaching

 
Tourism in Africa loses R343-million per year through elephant poaching
Tourism in Africa loses R343-million per year through elephant poaching
African countries with elephant populations are losing R343-million a year through poaching, according to new research. This is the direct cost of...
Rhino, elephant, lion fates to be decided at Cites
Rhino, elephant, lion fates to be decided at Cites
Cites – the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – has been around for four decades. In that time it...
Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17
Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17
Picture: Elephant carcasses in Zimbabwe. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)
Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites
Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites
Corrupt officials, working with Chinese...
Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching
Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching
The 2008 sale of ivory stockpiles by four African countries led to at least a 66% increase in illegally traded ivory. Smuggling of ivory out of the...
Morgan's Somalia trek a sign of hope
Morgan's Somalia trek a sign of hope
A lone male elephant named Morgan has surprised conservationists after walking 220km from Kenya to Somalia. The animals have rarely been spotted in...
Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill policy' against suspected poachers
Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill policy' against suspected poachers
On a chilly night near Ihaha Camp, in the Chobe National Park, Corporal Joel Mathe of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) set out with his team on an...
Tanzania's elephants under siege
Tanzania's elephants under siege
Tanzania has emerged as the epicentre of Africa’s elephant poaching crisis after a government census revealed it had lost a "catastrophic" 60% of...
Target the traders in ivory war
Target the traders in ivory war
The threat to Africa's remaining elephants from the illegal ivory trade is diverse and increasingly dangerous. In some parts of Central Africa, the...
Wildlife devastation in South Sudan war 'alarming'
Wildlife devastation in South Sudan war 'alarming'
Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest...
Misappropriation of ivory funds threatens rhino horn sale
Misappropriation of ivory funds threatens rhino horn sale
Over 900 rhino have been killed this year in South Africa. The majority have been in the Mpumalanga section of the Kruger National Park, with nearly...
Mozambique elephants obliterated
Mozambique elephants obliterated
Environmentalists warned in mid-September that killing for ivory by organised syndicates was being carried out on an "industrialised" scale –...

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