A man adds wood to the fire as elephant tusks are burned during a ceremony to destroy confiscated wildlife parts. Elephant skin, clouded leopard parts and tiger bone were among the hundreds of animal parts worth $1.3m razed in the first public display of action against its prolific illegal wildlife trade.
Earlier this month, National Geographic reported that only halfway through the 2018 elephant census being conducted by Elephants Without Borders for the government of Botswana, 87 elephants have been found dead. The majority were older males with large tusks – suspected of being poached for their ivory. It’s a shocking increase since the last survey, […]
Could your next African safari be in Burkina Faso? Roch Marc Christian Kaboré hopes so. He’s been the president of the West African nation since 2015. He’s spent the last three years trying to boost the economy and thwart terrorism. He’s determined to bolster democracy. He’s even trying to revise the constitution so that presidents […]
A groundbreaking technique looks set to turn man’s best friend into a trafficker’s worst nightmare. It will allow dogs to sniff out ivory, rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products hidden in large shipping containers, using a tiny sample of air. The method is being trialled at Kenya’s Mombasa port – said to be Africa’s […]
Two poachers have been killed during coordinated raids by armed rangers in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Two sets of freshly harvested rhino horn were seized during the 72-hour operation, but rangers have yet to locate the dead or dying animals slaughtered for their ivory. Ten arrests were made, including a serving police officer […]
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 […]
Download English Version Download Vietnamese Version