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Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Introduce Green Court
on 18/02/2020 at 11:08
[Addis Fortune] The tribunal is expected to be operational in three years.
South Africa: 2 Arrested in Limpopo After Allegedly Trying to Sell Elephant Tusks
on 18/02/2020 at 10:44
[News24Wire] Two suspects were arrested in Limpopo on Wednesday after being found in possession of two elephant tusks worth an estimated R50 000.
Liberia: FDA, Partners, Concur On Enforcement of Wildlife Law
on 18/02/2020 at 10:41
[Observer] At World Pangolin Day celebration
Zimbabwe: 82 Arrested for Wildlife Crimes, 17 Pangolins Recovered
on 18/02/2020 at 08:27
[The Herald] At least 82 people were arrested last year while police recovered 17 pangolins and over 1 000kg of pangolin scales, as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) declares war on wildlife crimes.
Zimbabwe: 100,000 Children Stand Against Wildlife Crime
on 18/02/2020 at 08:27
[The Herald] About 100 000 children in and around the national parks of Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique are being educated through the Peace and Changemaker Generation project to appreciate wildlife conservation efforts and to take a stand against wildlife crime.
Kenya: Hyena Mauls 8-Year-Old Boy in Wajir
on 17/02/2020 at 09:49
[Nation] A family in Lafaley, Wajir County is mourning child who was mauled by hyena.
Kenya: Man Caught With a Python Jailed for Two Years
on 17/02/2020 at 09:13
[Nation] A suspect who pleaded guilty of being in possession of a python has been jailed for two years.
Nigeria: Obasanjo Calls for Conservation of Wildlife
on 16/02/2020 at 05:16
[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the conservation of wildlife, stating that the existence is very important to the survival of nature.
Botswana: Raffled Elephant Hunts Backfire on Community - Conservationists
on 14/02/2020 at 09:23
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Unethical hunting has exposed a community to dangerous, aggressive elephants rather than solving Human Elephant Conflict (HEC)
Uganda: Two Locust Swarms Enter Uganda
on 13/02/2020 at 17:34
[Monitor] At about 3pm yesterday, a huge swarm of locusts entered Uganda from Kenya's Kasai region and officials estimate it to comprise more than 40 million insects.
Uganda: Locusts - Uganda to Call Regional Meeting
on 13/02/2020 at 17:34
[Monitor] Government has said it plans to call a regional meeting to devise means to deal with the desert locusts breeding area in the war-torn Somalia, which has been blamed for the current locust invasion in Uganda and Kenya.
Uganda: New Task Force to Fight Wildlife Crime
on 13/02/2020 at 10:45
[Monitor] In order to protect the country's natural heritage and combat illicit poaching that threatens both Uganda's abundant wildlife and foreign earnings, government has rolled out the National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force.
Seychelles: Seychelles' Aldabra Atoll Given Special Designation Due to Rare Dugong Population
on 13/02/2020 at 09:42
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' remote atoll of Aldabra has been listed as an Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) alongside other areas which are key habitats for various threatened species, said the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF).
Africa: Pangolin News Roundup On World Pangolin Day
on 13/02/2020 at 08:53
[UNEP] Pangolins, nocturnal animals that feast on ants, are highly sought after for their supposed, but unproven, medicinal benefits, and as a culinary delicacy. They are said to be the most trafficked wild animal in the world.
Namibia: Senior Cop Arrested Over Rhino Poaching
on 13/02/2020 at 07:33
[New Era] A senior police officer at Oshakati's protected resources unit was the mastermind behind the poaching incidences which occurred in Etosha National Park last month.
Madagascar: New Discovery - Aye-Aye Lemur Has Six Fingers On Each Hand
on 13/02/2020 at 07:32
[The Conversation Africa] The aye-aye is one of nature's most fascinatingly bizarre creatures. Native to Madagascar, this lemur is the largest nocturnal primate in the world and has unique features that set it apart. It has bat‐like ears that allow it to echo-locate and rodent-like ever-growing incisors - both unique among primates.
Namibia: Roaming Elephant Back At Swakopmund
on 12/02/2020 at 14:39
[Namibian] The elephant bull that surprised holiday-makers at Swakopmund on Christmas Eve returned to the town over the weekend.
Africa: Big International Gathering Will Home in On Migratory Species
on 12/02/2020 at 13:51
[UNEP] From whale sharks to Monarch butterflies, many animals are hardwired to migrate along set routes in search of food or a breeding area--and in some cases they've been doing this for tens of millions of years. The Arctic tern migrates the longest distances of any animal, flying over 25,000 km each year.
Kenya: Man Arrested With a Python in Mombasa
on 12/02/2020 at 12:29
[Nation] Police in Mombasa are holding a man who was arrested with a python.
Africa: To Silence the Guns, Restore Nature: Hailemariam Desalegn
on 12/02/2020 at 12:26
[Addis Standard] In the span of a human life, Mozambique's majestic Gorongosa National Park has flipped: from wildlife haven to killing ground to sacred ground of peacemaking and recovery. This past week, as African Heads of State gathered in Addis Abeba to evaluate progress toward "silencing the guns" and creating an environment conducive to development, Gorongosa stands as both a warning sign and a symbol of hope.
Africa: NCF Leads Conservation of Vulture Species in Africa
on 12/02/2020 at 11:19
[This Day] The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has said it is concerned by the grave decline in the population of Vultures in the country on account of traditional medicine practices and from outright persecution.
Tanzania: Jumbo, Hippo, Zebra Numbers Up - Report
on 12/02/2020 at 10:37
[Daily News] TANZANIA recorded a slight increase of elephants and a considerable surge in zebra and hippopotamus populations in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystem between 2014 and 2018, a new report shows.
Tanzania: Ministry Beefs Up Beaches Conservation
on 12/02/2020 at 10:37
[Daily News] MINISTRY of Livestock and Fisheries is stepping up effort to conserve marine protected areas within Dar es Salaam coast in a bid to boost beach tourism.
Uganda: UN to Uganda - Act Now On Locusts, Don't Think for Long
on 12/02/2020 at 09:59
[Observer] Countries in the Horn of Africa are in a race against time to tackle a desert locust invasion amidst ongoing humanitarian challenges, the United Nations has warned.
Kenya: Woman Crushed to Death After Her Car Hits Elephant
on 12/02/2020 at 09:07
[Nairobi News] A 28-year-old woman was crushed to death after her car hit an elephant at Kithoka area on the Meru-Ruiri road on Monday.
South Africa: Kruger Park Closes Roads and Other Facilities Following Heavy Rains
on 12/02/2020 at 08:53
[News24Wire] Various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP), in particular the far north, have received heavy rains since the early hours of Monday.
Kenya: 33-Year-Old Man Arrested at Likoni Ferry Channel With a 2.3-Meter-Long Python
on 12/02/2020 at 08:48
[Capital FM] Mombasa -A 33-year-old man of Giriama descent was arrested at the Likoni ferry crossing Tuesday night in possession of a live 2.3-meter python weighing 10 kilograms tucked in a black suitcase.
Kenya: Elephant Smashes Car, Kills Passenger in Meru
on 12/02/2020 at 08:35
[Nation] A 28-year-old woman was crushed to death after her car hit an elephant at Kithoka area on the Meru-Ruiri road on Monday.
Uganda: Locusts Spread to Six Districts in Karamoja
on 11/02/2020 at 17:16
[Monitor] Desert locusts have invaded six districts in Karamoja Sub-region and are advancing to other areas, government officials said last evening.
Uganda: Experts Poke Holes in Government Measures to Contain Locusts
on 11/02/2020 at 17:15
[Monitor] Experts have criticised the government decision to use foot troops and motorised sprays, saying these are not effective in combating the locusts, which can fly as high as 200 metres above ground.
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