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Apr18

Ecological damage by 4x4 vehicles in protected areas: expert calls for off-road driving ban

Friday, 18 April 2014 Hits 362 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus

Ecological damage by 4x4 vehicles in protected areas: expert calls for off-road driving ban

Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is an underestimated impact of tourism. It can cause long term – between 5 and 1000 years – damage, mostly irreversible. Due to this negative environmental impact, vehicles should not be allowed to do off-road driving in protected areas. Strict legal measures should be applied to regulate 4x4 use in such areas, while very sensitive areas such as wetland areas should be classified as absolute no-go areas.

Mar30

Wildlife Emergency Response Service Launched in Malawi

Sunday, 30 March 2014 Hits 736 Categories Wildlife News

Wildlife Emergency Response Service Launched in Malawi

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is proud to announce the launch of its Wildlife Emergency Response Service, supporting wild animals in distress around Malawi.  The mobile veterinary unit will work principally in and around national parks and other protected areas and will be able to respond to emergencies as well as offer other support services such veterinary disease screening and environmental education services on human-wildlife conflict resolution.

Mar03

Malawi Steps Up For World Wildlife Day

Monday, 03 March 2014 Hits 984 Categories Wildlife News | Bushmeat

Malawi Steps Up For World Wildlife Day

Malawi's first high profile campaign tackling wildlife crime was officially launched on Monday 3rd March, to coincide with World Wildlife Day. The global event was proclaimed by the United Nations to highlight the intrinsic value and contributions of wild animals and plants and encourage governments, NGO's and individuals to step up and help protect wildlife, in particular to ensure that international trade does not threaten endangered and protected species.

Mar03

Global March for Lions - Sustainable Use has become Sustained Abuse

Monday, 03 March 2014 Hits 2370 Categories Wildlife News | Big Cats

Global March for Lions - Sustainable Use has become Sustained Abuse

On 15th March a Global Protest March for Lions will take place in cities around the world. This MEMORANDUM OF PROTEST explains why. This document will be printed out and handed over by marchers in 55 cities. 

Feb10

International wildlife trafficking top of Malawi agenda

Monday, 10 February 2014 Hits 1151 Categories Wildlife News

International wildlife trafficking top of Malawi agenda

Malawi's experts gathered at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre last week ahead of the International Wildlife Trade Conference, hosted by the UK government in London on 13 February.  The talks will bring together global leaders with the aim of eradicating illegal wildlife trade and better protecting the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction. 

Jan26

Lion Cubs Born in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia – A Major Milestone in Lion Restoration Programme

Sunday, 26 January 2014 Hits 2668 Categories Wildlife News | Big Cats

Lion Cubs Born in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia – A Major Milestone in Lion Restoration Programme

African Parks is delighted to announce that two lion cubs have been born in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia - the first birth of lion cubs in the park for well over 10 years. They were born three to four weeks ago to the protégé of the park's famous lioness, Lady Liuwa. The lioness has hidden her new cubs in thick bush making it difficult to take photographs, however park management has managed to view them.

Jan23

Kenyan Wildlife Protection Initiative ‘Walk With Rangers’ to Present Petition Against Planned Rhino Hunt Signed by Rangers and Conservationists

Thursday, 23 January 2014 Hits 3928 Categories Wildlife News | Rhinos | Rhino Poaching

Kenyan Wildlife Protection Initiative ‘Walk With Rangers’ to Present Petition Against Planned Rhino Hunt Signed by Rangers and Conservationists

(Nairobi, Kenya). A Kenyan grassroots initiative, 'Walk With Rangers' has spoken out against the controversial rhino auction held by the Dallas Safari Club that saw the highest bidder, one Mr. Corey Knowlton cough up a staggering $ 350,000 to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia.

Jan08

‘A Tribute to our “Ele” with a mug of coffee at my elbow’ - Elephant Poem

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 Hits 1646 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News

‘A Tribute to our “Ele” with a mug of coffee at my elbow’ - Elephant Poem

From the woolly mammoth you came,
All those thousands of years ago-
Of the animal kingdom you're the greatest.

Oct11

Congo's Virunga National Park Announces Partnership For Economic Revival In War-Torn Eastern Province

Friday, 11 October 2013 Hits 4284 Categories Wildlife News | Virunga | Great Apes | In Focus

RUMANGABO, DR Congo -- After almost twenty years of armed conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park today released the details of a 10-year plan to re-invigorate the local economy and create tens of thousands of new jobs as a peace-building initiative in the conflict affected areas of eastern Congo. The plan, referred to as "the Virunga Alliance" will vastly increase the availability of clean energy for rural communities through large scale investment in a network of off-grid hydro-electric plants and associated agro-industrial development.

Oct07

WWF-UK files OECD complaint against Oil Company SOCO International for Violation of Environmental and Human Rights in Virunga, DR Congo

Monday, 07 October 2013 Hits 5044 Categories Wildlife News | Virunga | Great Apes | In Focus

World Wide Fund for Nature - UK (WWF-UK) filed a complaint with the UK government today. The complaint concerns SOCO International's failure to seek to prevent human rights abuses and carry out comprehensive human rights and environmental studies for its proposed oil exploration in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, in violation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines).

Sep04

International football star Yaya Toure will lend his voice to a UN-backed effort to stop elephant poaching in Africa during a World Cup qualification match

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 Hits 3141 Categories Wildlife News | Ivory

Côte d'Ivoire national football team star and captain of Manchester City FC, Yaya Toure and footballers at a World Cup qualifier match between Cote d'Ivoire and Morocco, will make a strong statement against the illegal killings of elephants in Africa on Saturday - in support of global efforts to stop the illegal trade in wildlife, championed by the United Nations and partners.

Aug16

Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral

Friday, 16 August 2013 Hits 2468 Categories Wildlife News | Great Apes

From acclaimed author and renowned journalist Deni Béchard, Empty Hands, Open Arms is a poignant first-hand account of the work of a small NGO, The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), and their efforts to save the last living bonobos and the Congolese rainforest they call home is altogether environmental, political, historical, and anthropological—what Kirkus Reviews' deems "a rich, complex account."

Jul17

Critically endangered drill monkey needs strictly protected areas to survive

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 Hits 1993 Categories Wildlife News

Critically endangered drill monkey needs strictly protected areas to survive

The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research. The study highlights the challenges faced by this species as its living area becomes ever more fragmented by human disturbance. In addition, the report directs conservation efforts towards key areas where the populations continue to survive and thrive.

Jul15

Monkeys in my Garden: Unbelievable but true stories of life in Mozambique

Monday, 15 July 2013 Hits 6748 Categories Wildlife News

Monkeys in my Garden: Unbelievable but true stories of life in Mozambique

Valery and O'D's experiences, in the Nhamacoa forest have made them aware of the terrible destruction that human activity is having on Southern Africa's indigenous forests. Soon, all these forests will be gone and then it won't only be rhinos, elephants and lions that have become extinct.

Jul07

Shocking new footage of Namibia seal hunt

Sunday, 07 July 2013 Hits 2686 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus

Earthrace Conservation today released graphic footage captured by covert filming of the annual seal massacre on one of Namibia's highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area. The footage shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.

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