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Farmers in Tanzania urged to grow chili peppers to scare off stray elephants

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A Tanzanian government senior official has urged farmers living close to wildlife protected areas to fence their farms with chili peppers that will help...
An African lion cub frolics at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Zambia hails cooperating partners for support in wildlife conservation

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The Zambian government on Sunday commended cooperating partners over their support for the country's efforts to conserve its wildlife. Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald...
no man's land

How wildlife ranger protects “no man’s land” in China’s Tibet

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With an average altitude of over 4,700 meters, the Serling Tso National Nature Reserve in China's Tibet is known as a "no man's land,"...
Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission asks chiefs to revive taboos to protect wildlife

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Mr John Allotey, the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, has asked chiefs and community leaders to revive and revise taboos and totemic systems...
wildlife

End wildlife trade, urges World Animal Protection

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In a virtual conference held to mark World Wildlife day, World Animal Protection has launched an interactive map showing wildlife trade routes and...
wildlife

Complete ban of wildlife use in traditional medicine is the only way to save...

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As the world marks, World Pangolin’s today, pangolins remain the most trafficked mammal in the world surpassing elephants and rhinos. They are...
Zoo

Tanzania to encourage establishment of private wildlife zoos

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Tanzanian authorities on Friday announced measures aimed at encouraging people to establish private wildlife zoos, ranches and farms. Aloyce Nzuki, the...
Two rhinoceros are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March. 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

Lack of economic opportunities fuel wildlife illegal trade: report

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Lack of economic opportunities and desire to provide for families were some of the reasons that led poachers to get involved in illegal wildlife...
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials prepare to load one of the stray elephants on a truck in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 18, 2020. The KWS on Monday captured the three marauding elephants at Enkamuriaki, Kitengela area that had terrorized residents for three days. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Kenya Wildlife Service secures equipment to combat wildlife trafficking

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Wednesday received equipment from international conservation organizations to help combat wildlife trafficking in the Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA). ...
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials prepare to load one of the stray elephants on a truck in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 18, 2020. The KWS on Monday captured the three marauding elephants at Enkamuriaki, Kitengela area that had terrorized residents for three days. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

African campaigner calls for ban on wildlife trade

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The international community should impose a ban on trade in wildlife products amid threats to ecosystems and spread of zoonotic diseases, an African campaigner...
arrested

Two Angolan nationals nabbed in Namibia for wildlife crimes

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Two Angolan nationals had been arrested in Namibia after they were found in possession of six elephant tusks and 112 porcupine quills, the environment...
arrested

Tanzanian officers arrested over taking bribes from poachers

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Tanzania's anti-corruption watchdog has arrested eight law enforcement officers for demanding bribe from poachers, an official said on Tuesday. Victor Swella, Morogoro...
Black Rhino Akinyi Gives Birth To Th Calf At Meru

Kenya’s black rhino Akinyi gives birth to 4th calf

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A black rhino has given birth to a calf at the Meru National Park in central Kenya, a government official confirmed on Tuesday. Black rhino...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Woman trampled to death by elephant in southeast Kenya

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A woman was on Tuesday evening trampled to death by an elephant in Kajiado county, southeast Kenya, wildlife officials confirmed on Wednesday. ...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya to introduce plan to protect endangered roan antelope

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Kenya's wildlife agency said Tuesday it will launch a plan next month for roan antelope whose survival is threatened in the east African nation. The...

Vodafone marks Valentine’s Day with tree planting exercise

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To show love to humanity on Valentine’s Day, Vodafone Ghana embarked on a tree planting exercise across the country to protect wildlife and preserve...
An African lion cub frolics at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

China to continue supporting Zimbabwe’s wildlife conservation efforts

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The Chinese Academy of Sciences on Sunday donated anti-poaching equipment to the Zimbabwe's wildlife management authority. The donated equipment included anti-poaching...
Spare-parts

Wildlife conservation group hails Zambia for halting mining project in national park

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A wildlife conservation group on Tuesday commended the Zambian government over its decision not to allow mining activities in a national park situated in...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenyan wildlife conservationist decries environmental degradation

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Kenyan wildlife conservationist on Friday denounced environmental degradation in the East African country. Paula Kahumbu, chief executive officer of WildlifeDirect, attributed the...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya Gets Crime Scene Forensic Kit to Better Wildlife Protection

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) late Wednesday donated assorted wildlife crime scene forensic kits to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to boost protection of...
Wildlife migration

Ugandan Parliament Draws Tougher Wildlife Laws

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The Ugandan Parliament on Tuesday enacted a stringent wildlife law that would see poachers jailed for life if found guilty. The Uganda Wildlife Authority...
Two elephants are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

Tanzania’s Lawmakers Agrees to Convert 5 Game Reserves to National Parks

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Tanzanian Parliament on Saturday approved the upgrading of five game reserves to national parks. The approval, made in the capital Dodoma, brought to 22...
Two manchurian tiger cubs take a rest at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Civil societies demand the speedy passage of WRM bill

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Civil Societies on Thursday called on Parliament to hasten the passage of the Wildlife Resource Management Bill to provide concerted efforts towards conserving the...
Local Government Service

MMDAs urged to be innovative in tackling sanitation

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Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of the Office of the Local Government Service (LGS), has stressed the need for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies...
Wildlife migration

Kenya, Tanzania enhance wildlife protection partnership

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Robust partnership between wildlife conservationists in Kenya and Tanzania has led to a dramatic slump in poaching of iconic mammals like elephants and rhinos,...
africa tourism

5 Reason Why Africa Should Be Your 2017 Tourism Destination

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There is a lot to see and learn - Home of elephants, wildlife, flora, beautiful beaches, and waterfalls. Africa has far more to see...
Cambodian peacekeepers prepare to leave for Mali and South Sudan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2015. Cambodia sent 461 military personnel on Tuesday, including 29 females, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nations of Mali and South Sudan. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Emergency Preparedness And Response to Improve in West Africa

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Ministers working in the areas of health, agriculture and wildlife in the West African sub region have renewed their commitment to working together to...
Tiger and lion cubs chase a rabbit at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Tanzania Largest Wildlife On The Edge As Drought Threatens

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Poaching is no longer a more serious challenge in Ruaha National Park (RNP) located in the southern highlands of Tanzania, than severe drought, which...
Borehole

Namibia to drill boreholes for drought-affected wildlife

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The move follows recent reports that about one hundred hippos are trapped and stranded in a muddy pond of a channel of the Linyanti...
Tiger and lion cubs play the football at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Tanzanian hunting firm turns to photo tourism to save wildlife

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Nearly 200 large mammals in a northern Tanzania's sanctuary have been saved from being killed after a tourist hunting firm decided to abandon hunting,...