By Archiver
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:09

CAPE TOWN — It was a shocking story that attracted global attention this month: A “poaching frenzy” in northern Botswana left 87 elephants dead, slaughtered for their tusks to feed Africa’s growing illicit ivory trade.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:54

LUSAKA: Sensitisation of the local people has been identified as one of the major elements needed in natural resource conservation in Zambia.

It is envisaged that once the indigenous people appreciate the importance of conserving the godly-endowed natural resources that Zambia boasts of, more benefits would accrue in enhancing the tourism sector’s growth.

Wildlife is one of the country’s major natural resources. It is vital in attracting both local and foreign tourists. Alas! Most animals have been endangered to poaching over the years.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:17

Police in Emali have arrested two suspects with elephant tusks worth an estimated value of Ksh3.3million.

According to Nzaui Sub-County OCPD Patrick Olienyi, undercover police who were posing as potential buyers intercepted the duo.

They are in police custody awaiting to be arraigned in court.

It is expected that they will be charged with illegal possession of ivory, an offence that has attracted fines of up to Ksh.60million in the past as well as life imprisonment.

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:16

When Michael Gove first called for responses from the public to his plan to ban ivory sales back in October 2017, the environment secretary said a ban would “put the UK front and centre of global efforts to end the insidious trade in ivory”.

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By Archiver
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:42

 

YANGON: 

Myanmar authorities destroyed hundreds of seized elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal parts, worth a total of $1.3 million on the black market, on Thursday as part of a crackdown on illegal wildlife trafficking.

Authorities set fire to pyres stacked with 277 pieces of elephant ivory, 1,544 antelope horns, 180 tiger bones and other confiscated items weighing more than 1.4 tonnes at a government compound in the capital, Naypyitaw.

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