Mozambique, poachers are killing four to five elephants a day

A national distaster. Poachers are killing four to five elephants a day in Mozambique, or 1,500 to 1,800 a year, according to Carlos Lopes Pereira, of the World Conservation Society. At this rate, within 30 years the elephant will be extinct in the Niassa reserve, just as the rhinoceros has already been driven to extinction […]

Tanzania in big coalition against poaching

Tanzania has agreed to form a task force together with the United States, China, Germany, European Union, World Bank and the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) to control and curb illegal poaching, trafficking and export of ivory in the region. http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=1822&pLv=3&srI=57&spI=23&cI=19 Let’s hope in new innovative and courageous approaches… And let’s not forget corruption & […]

Gabon is just pretending to fight elephant poaching and ivory traffic

No results, almost no law, and the elephants are disappearing. From Gabon News: Based primarily on Gabonese ivory seizures in the world (2 tons in Hong Kong in August 2013, 3.8 tons in Togo in February 2014, 6 tons in Malaysia in December 2012) for two years, the situation has not been improving. National Geographic […]

The Slaughter of Africa’s Wildlife, an Essay in Photographs

Photojournalist Kate Brooks talks with Salon about the threat to Africa’s wildlife. Kate Brooks has long fixed her camera lens on violence. In her 16 years as a photojournalist, she’s documented conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Libya. But for the past year, her attention’s been turned to Africa, where a human-versus-animal […]

100,000 elephants killed in Just 3 Years, landmark analysis finds

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher. In central Africa, the hardest-hit part of the continent, the regional elephant population has declined […]

Howard G. Buffett Foundation donates over $23M to fight poaching

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation has donated over $23M (R255-million) to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park. The joint fund – between the American Howard G. Buffett Foundation, South African Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and SANParks – would be used to fight rhino poaching in the park, SANParks said in a statement. The money […]

India: Elephant Poaching, Ivory and Terrorism. Not only in Africa…

Times of India KOLKATA: An undercover probe revealed recently that Somali group al-Shabaab, which took responsibility for the Nairobi mall carnage last September, uses proceeds from the illegal ivory trade to fund its terrorist operations. Investigation sponsored by the Los Angeles based Elephant Action League tracked the money trail connecting elephants massacred in Kenya to ivory buyers in Asia through this group, whose returns from the trade are so high […]

Tsavo National Park, Kenya – The Massacre of the Elephants Continues

Kenya: warning signs as Tsavo National Park slips back into the elephant wars of last century …As the debate raged on into the 1980s, the poachers stepped in and effectively settled the issue. It was in 1988 that the tide began to turn against the poachers. In 1988, Somalia (the bulk of the poachers were […]

South Africa: 11 poachers killed in rhino war in a few days

Durban – South Africa’s rhino war for this year is off to another bloody start with seven poachers killed in a series of weekend gunfights with rangers in the Kruger National Park. Eleven suspected poachers have been killed this month alone in the flagship national park by SA National Parks (SANParks) rangers and members of […]

Tanzania, sharp upsurge in elephant killing after government stops anti-poaching

Agence France Presse, December 30, 2013 Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has been hit by a sharp upsurge in poaching, with at least 60 elephants killed in the two months since the government was forced to halt a controversial crackdown, a senior official said. This month Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete sacked four top ministers amid accusations that the anti-poaching drive — codenamed […]

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