By Archiver
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:58

When award-winning conservationist Prerna Singh Bindra is asked what comes to mind when she thinks about elephants in India, she says it’s no longer wild herds wandering the vast Terai region or ambling across the rolling Nilgiri Hills. Instead she thinks of trapped, chased and dying herds.

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

Two men were on Thursday charged in Mombasa Law Courts with trafficking elephant tusks worth Sh3.7 million.

Abdikheir Gababa Ibrahim and Abdullahi Yusuf Adan denied, before Chief Magistrate Julius Nang’ea, being in possession of the 37kg elephant tusks on June 9.

They pleaded for a lenient bond.

Ibrahim faces another charge in the Narok Magistrate's court, where he is accused, with Victor Abduba Kidweye, of being in possession of wildlife trophies worth Sh4.5 million.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:16

Japan has partnered the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in its quest to curb the illegal killing of elephants.

In a move that has been recommended by Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species (CITES), Japanese ambassador, Toshiyuki Iwado handed over a strategic Anti-Poaching Operations Centre located in the Chewore Safari Area.

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

Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia. Demand for ivory from Africa has caused significant declines in wild populations. This is now accompanied by new demand for elephant skinsfrom Asia.

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By Archiver
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 05:39

A parliamentary bill to bring in “one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales“ to protect elephants is being published.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is publishing the bill, which will introduce a ban on the sale of ivory items of all ages, not just those produced after a certain date.

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