Members of the portfolio committee on environmental affairs and conservation have heard that granting ownership rights of game parks to communities will provide a remedy to the scourge of rhino poaching.
Wild Life officers discovered an elephant calf from a house in Navala area.It was revealed that the owners did not possess a proper license for the elephant calf.The license that was provided by the owners...
Bertie has been around longer than any of his fellow tenants. He moved in on December 16, 1958, back when “The Donna Reed Show” was on TV and Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. He’s fathered 29 offspring, despite having only two mates. And oh yeah, Bertie is a hippopotamus at the Denver Zoo. This week (Thursday, to be exact) the zoo will celebrate his 58th birthday. “He’s a star,” says zoo veterinarian Diana Boon. “A lot of people come here just to visit him.” In January, Bertie unwittingly became the oldest hippopotamus in North America—and maybe the…
Kruger National Park in South Africa is moving at least 500 rhinos that are threatened by poachers to safety. The park is home to about half of South Africa’s estimated 21,000 rhinos, and 408 have already been killed there this year, mostly by poachers from Mozambique. Some 250 rhinos will be moved away from the border forests where poachers can easily hide, according to National Geographic. Additional rhinos will be sent to Botswana and Zambia, as well as to other private game parks in South Africa that offer tighter security.
Illegal harvest for commercial trade has recently surged to become a major threat to some of the world’s most endangered and charismatic species. Unfortunately, the cryptic nature of illegal killing makes estimation of rates and impacts difficult. Applying a model based on field census of carcasses, to our knowledge we provide the first detailed assessment of African elephant illegal killing rates at population, regional, and continental scales. Illegal harvest for commercial trade in ivory has recently surged, coinciding with increases in illegal ivory seizures and black market ivory prices. As a result, the species declined over the past 4 y, during which tens of thousands of elephants have been killed annually across the continent. Solutions to this crisis require global action.
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.
Elephants have the best sense of smell on Earth, according to a new study from the University of Tokyo. The Japanese scientists found that elephant trunks contain more olfactory receptors genes than other single species on the planet, giving them a sense of smell 5 times more powerful than that of humans. Tara Cleary reports.
Wednesday, August 13 was the World Elephant Day. Not many Kenyans were aware, nor did they care. Perhaps the majority are so busy with their daily problems to remember that Kenyan elephants are disappearing everyday.
With Parliament setting aside three hours tomorrow for a debate on rhino poaching and its impact on national heritage, the timing of a letter seeking Ministerial approval for “calculated hot pursuit” could not have been better.
It’s a trans-national business that funds terrorist organisations, fuels conflict in Africa, and poses environmental, development and security challenges. The illegal wildlife trade is also a lucrative business, generating an estimated USD$20 billion ...
Durban - Poachers could wipe out all of KwaZulu-Natal’s estimated 4 000 rhinos in our lifetime, a wildlife investigator has warned, saying there have been too few arrests and hardly any of the horns have been recovered.
Poachers hunting for ivory illegally killed more than 100,000 elephants in Africa in a three-year period, a new study says. Scientists say it's the first time they've ever been able to provide such a specific