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South Africa: KNP joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners to fight poaching

Friday, 31 August 2012 Hits 1517 Categories Wildlife News

South Africa: KNP joins hands with Traditional Health Practitioners to fight poaching

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.


Namibia: Activists to expose brutal seal culling

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 Hits 4813 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Seals

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has targeted Namibia's annual seal culling operation with a covert operation aimed at recording and exposing the brutality of the cull.


Lifting the Veil of Mystery Surrounding Bats

Friday, 24 August 2012 Hits 1406 Categories Wildlife News

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.


Uganda: Govt Asked to Return Portions of National Parks to Batwa

Saturday, 18 August 2012 Hits 1479 Categories Wildlife News

The Uganda government has been asked to return portions of national parks to indigenous communities like the Batwa, evicted following the gazetting of such land into protected areas.


Tanzania: Kihansi Toads Pass Anti-Fungal 'Test'

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 Hits 1593 Categories Wildlife News

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.


South Africa: Clover assists in taking care for orphaned rhino calves

Monday, 06 August 2012 Hits 4406 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

Clover South Africa shows its support for the fight against rhino poaching by donating Clover Skim MilkPowder to Elandela Rhino Survivor Trust to help rehabilitate two rhino orphans.


Rhinos to benefit from ‘extraordinary’ South Africans

Friday, 03 August 2012 Hits 2389 Categories Rhinos | Wildlife News

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.


South Africa: Unveiling of memorial of Magqubu Ntombela

Friday, 03 August 2012 Hits 1863 Categories Wildlife News

South Africa: Unveiling of memorial of Magqubu Ntombela

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.


Nigeria: Depleting wildlife in Port Harcourt

Saturday, 28 July 2012 Hits 1423 Categories Wildlife News

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.


Tanzania: Arson halts wildebeest migration

Monday, 23 July 2012 Hits 1828 Categories Wildlife News

A diplomatic row is simmering after Tanzanians living around the Serengeti Game Reserve allegedly set the area on fire to block the wildebeest migration.

The infernos that have lasted for two weeks have delayed hundreds of wildebeest from Serengeti plains gathered on the Mara River ready to cross into Kenya.


Tanzania: Choppers to Be Used to Fight Poaching

Monday, 23 July 2012 Hits 4637 Categories Wildlife News

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.


East Africa: World Bank Approves Contentious Ethiopia-Kenya Electric Line

Thursday, 12 July 2012 Hits 1605 Categories Wildlife News

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.


Kenya: Stakeholders Meet Over Human-Wildlife Conflict

Saturday, 07 July 2012 Hits 1532 Categories Wildlife News

Increased population and human activities near the Tsavo National Park have been blamed for the increasing human-wildlife conflict in Taita Taveta county.

A consultative forum between the Kenya Wildlife Service and other stakeholders in the area was told that the conflict is caused by competition for water, food and space between the humans and animals.


Gabon: Message to Poachers - We Will Protect Our Elephants

Thursday, 05 July 2012 Hits 3004 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News

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.

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