Today, Botswana is considering lifting the ban on elephant hunting. 130,000 elephants, close to a third of Africa’s elephant population live in Botswana, a country about the size of France. Farmers complain that elephants destroyed nearly 72% of Botswana’s north region’s maize crop which feeds their families. At the same time, because of its […]

via Botswana Considers Lifting Elephant Hunting Ban — Elephants, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one month since Elephantopia led the photo safari to Zambia – although, it’s taken nearly this long to just do a preliminary sort-through the *thousands* of pictures taken of our projects and our safari. Below I’d like to share a synopsis from my personal diary of our…

via The Zambian Diaries 2018 — elephantopia

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania – The battle to save Africa’s elephants is gaining some momentum. Legal ivory markets are shrinking worldwide, and law enforcement has broken up some international trafficking syndicates. But it’s far too early to declare a turnaround. Poachers are moving to new areas and traffickers are adapting, aided by entrenched corruption. The […]

via Battle to save Africa’s elephants is gaining some ground — INKLING LEAGUE

At least three suspected rhino poachers have been killed by a pride of lions after they broke into a game reserve in South Africa. Rangers discovered human remains around 4:30 p.m. local time on July 3 in the immediate vicinity of the lions’ territory at the Sibuya Game Reservein Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, more […]

via ‘Gang’ of rhino poachers mauled to death by pride of lions after breaking into game reserve — INKLING LEAGUE