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Mar09

75,000 people call on Cameroon government to protect Cross River Gorillas

Sunday, 09 March 2014 Hits 6721

75,000 people call on Cameroon government to protect Cross River Gorillas

Nearly 75,000 people have signed a petition started by the African Conservation Foundation to support the establishment of a Cross River gorilla reserve in Cameroon. People from around the world expressed their concerns about the protected status of these critically endangered great apes.

Mar03

Malawi Steps Up For World Wildlife Day

Monday, 03 March 2014 Hits 5977 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 8867 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. 

Feb19

Chad to Burn Ivory Stockpile and Act Against Trade in Ivory

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 Hits 13071 Categories In Focus | Ivory

Chad to Burn Ivory Stockpile and Act Against Trade in Ivory

The President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency Idriss Déby Itno, will destroy his country’s ivory stockpile this week – one of a range of elephant protection measures to be implemented as Chad takes the lead in the fight to protect Central Africa’s savannah elephants.

Feb10

International wildlife trafficking top of Malawi agenda

Monday, 10 February 2014 Hits 5295 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 14167 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 11702 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News | 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 11702 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.

Dec06

Paul G. Allen Introduces Major Initiative to Conserve African Elephant Population

Friday, 06 December 2013 Hits 4866 Categories Elephants

Paul G. Allen Introduces Major Initiative to Conserve African Elephant Population

GABORONE, Botswana -- Responding to the highest rate of elephant mortality in history, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information critical to the species' future survival. The Allen-led Great Elephant Census is the largest pan-Africa aerial survey since the 1970s and will be managed by the Botswana-based charitable organization Elephants Without Borders with $7 million in funding from Allen.

Dec04

New EU support to reduce illegal killing of elephants and other endangered species in developing countries

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 Hits 9173 Categories Elephants | Ivory

Today, the European Union has decided to support a programme that will improve the protection of elephants, great apes and rhinos in Africa as well as other species such as marine turtles in the Caribbean and the Pacific. It will strengthen the monitoring of animal populations and poaching, help to improve law enforcement in the fight against illegal killings through training and operational support and establish an emergency response system for sudden increases in illegal killing and trade.

Nov24

Ghana-Cote D’Ivoire Trans-boundary Project launched

Sunday, 24 November 2013 Hits 6789 Categories Habitat News

Ghana-Cote D’Ivoire Trans-boundary Project launched

The Ghana-Cote D'Ivoire Trans-boundary Project to establish a viable and sustainable trans-frontier conservation area was launched in Accra on Wednesday. The trans-frontier conservation area would link forest reserves and protected areas in and around Bia in Ghana and Diambarakro in Cote D'Ivoire. The three-year project also aims at ensuring free movements of animals, especially elephants, and would develop, test and promote best practices in cocoa agroforestry for the rehabilitation of degraded forest landscapes.

Nov08

Google Earth and The Lost Forest of Mount Mabu, Mozambique

Friday, 08 November 2013 Hits 9181 Categories Forest | Habitat News

Intrepid scientist and explorer Dr. Julian Bayliss discovers a hidden rainforest, home to more than 12 new species, deep in the heart of Mozambique, using Google Earth.

Oct25

Avaaz wins Historic Court Case over Censorship in South Africa Lion Bones Campaign

Friday, 25 October 2013 Hits 6264 Categories Big Cats

Avaaz today welcomed the news that South Africa's High Court has ruled that Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) acted unconstitutionally when they censored Avaaz's advertising campaign at OR Tambo International Airport which called on President Zuma to stop the trade in lion bones.

Oct22

Reintroduced Gorillas Going Strong In Congo and Gabon

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 Hits 3815 Categories Great Apes

The Aspinall Foundation's reintroduction of western lowland gorillas to areas of Africa where they have been hunted to extinction appears to be working, according to a scientific study published today in the international conservation journal Oryx. Western lowland gorillas are classified by the World Conservation Union as Critically Endangered, based on a projected 80% decline in the wild over just three generations, ranking them alongside the most threatened species on the planet. Reintroduction of gorillas to protected areas from where they have previously been exterminated is still considered controversial, but a pioneering, long-term programme to do just that is starting to show it may be possible after all.

Oct12

Healthy Elephant Numbers But Gorilla Decline Recorded At Odzala-Kokoua National Park In Congo

Saturday, 12 October 2013 Hits 5709 Categories Elephants | Great Apes

An estimated 9 600 forest elephants still reside in Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of Congo, according to the results of a wildlife census commissioned by African Parks in 2012, but just released. Whilst higher than expected, this healthy number is believed to be a result of compression, with elephants fleeing highly poached areas outside the park and moving into the safety of the centre of Odzala.

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