Kruger National Park (KNP) joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners in an attempt to fight the escalating rhino poaching pandemic. Over 500 Traditional Health Practitioners from Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces gathered at Skukuza soccer stadium today (Friday, 31 August 2012) to declare their stand against rhino poaching.
Few animals have suffered more from negative publicity than the bat. Nature's only winged mammal is frequently depicted in folklore and films as destructive, unhealthy and unattractive. Increasing concern about the bat's potential for spreading disease to other animals and humans has contributed to the suspicion that often surrounds the animal.
SCIENTISTS have been able to successfully co-inhabit the Kihansi Spray Toads (KST) and chytrid fungus which led to the massive deaths of the species in the early years of 2000. An Ecologist/Laboratory Scientist at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dr Charles Msuya, told the 'Daily News' in Dar es Salaam that already 48 toads have been taken back to Kihansi Gorge.
A national campaign to raise funds for South Africa's rhinos by asking 'ordinary South Africans to do something extraordinary' raised R300,000 last weekend in Rustenburg, as 64 people took part in the launch of Skydive for Rhinos 2012.
The event took the campaign's fundraising tally a step closer to the R10million goal, with three other Skydive for Rhinos events still to take place around the country.
Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize today paid homage to a man dubbed the pioneer of nature conversation in the province, Magqubu Ntombela. Dr Mkhize and the King were joined by world renowned nature conservationist Dr Ian Player and Tabete Nomadiphu Ntombela, Magqubu's wife, at the unveiling of a monument to his memory in Emachibini in Mtubatuba. Tabete, a descendent of King Dingiswayo, is estimated to be over 100 years old.
The Port Harcourt Zoo is on the verge of losing its status as a major tourist attraction in Rivers State, writes CHUKWUDI AKASIKE. The Port Harcourt Historical Zoo, also known as the Zoological Garden, is located in the Trans Amadi area of Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. It was founded in 1974 and opened on Oct. 1, 1975 by the then Alfred Diete-Spiff military government in the state.
Arusha — AERIAL patrols are set to be initiated by conservation authorities here to fight poaching. The Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), both based in Arusha will join forces in conducting aerial patrolling using helicopters to combat poaching, crime and other illegal acts in the Northern Circuit.
The World Bank has voted to approve funding credit for a major transmission line that would link Kenya to the controversial Gilgel Gibe III dam site in southern Ethiopia, pushing back against months of calls by local and international rights and environmental groups to keep out of the project.
Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba set fire to five tons of illegally obtained ivory June 27 to send a message to poachers that Gabon will fight to protect its elephants. The ivory burned at the public ceremony came from the tusks of about 850 illegally killed elephants.