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Ethiopia: Accommodating the Interest and Norm of Local Community to Conserve Sanctuary
by Ethiopian Herald on 05/08/2020 at 08:55
[Ethiopian Herald] Senkele Wild Life Sanctuary is located in Oromia state West Arsi zone Siraro district at 305 kms South of Addis Ababa. The Sanctuary covers an area of 54 square kilometer; and it was originally established in 1976 to protect the Swayne's Hartebeests.
East Africa: Maasai Mara Hotels and Camps Woo Local Tourists With Lower Prices
by Nation on 04/08/2020 at 15:59
[Nation] Hotels, tented camps and travel agents have significantly lowered prices amid the Covid-19 pandemic, causing a gush of local tourists to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Zimbabwe: Baboons Meddle With Power Station Wiring, Cut Victoria Falls Electricity Supply
by New Zimbabwe on 04/08/2020 at 15:00
[New Zimbabwe] Residents and businesses endured almost four hours of a power cut Monday afternoon after a troop of baboons tampered with ZESA infrastructure at the town's main substation, causing power to trip.
Namibia: Five Nabbed Over Wild Cat Skins
by Namibian on 04/08/2020 at 14:40
[Namibian] FIVE suspects were arrested last week for contravening the Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade Act after they were allegedly found in possession of lion and leopard skins.
South Africa: North West Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism On Escaped Lions in Elandsfontein Farm Recaptured
by Govt of SA on 04/08/2020 at 14:09
[Govt of SA] The Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) confirms that all 14 lions that escaped from a privately owned Elandfontein farm, 5 km outside Lichtenburg (R505) along Ottoshoop last night were successfully recaptured.
South Africa: Apocalypse Meow II - 'Keep Cats Inside Property', SANparks Urges Capetonians
by Daily Maverick on 04/08/2020 at 08:25
[Daily Maverick] Authorities come out in 'strong' support of new study showing 'vast' scale of cat kills near sensitive areas.
Tanzania: Villagers Protest Eviction Plan On Lake Natron Shore
by Daily News on 03/08/2020 at 15:51
[Daily News] ENGARESERO villagers are up in arms against a proposed plan to evict them from the shores of Lake Natron.
Zimbabwe: Poachers Kill Two Rhinos
by The Herald on 03/08/2020 at 08:29
[The Herald] Two black rhinoceroses, whose carcasses were recently found by game scouts in Bubye Valley Conservancy, have been killed by poachers, police have confirmed.
Kenya: Residents Count Losses as Monkeys Invade Farms in Embu County
by Nation on 03/08/2020 at 07:53
[Nation] Residents of Kiangucu village in Embu County are a worried lot following the invasion of their farms by troops of monkeys.
Africa: Beyond Tourism - Investing in Local Communities to Protect Wild Spaces
by UNEP on 03/08/2020 at 06:49
[UNEP] For ten years, Dixon Parmuya has guided tourists on bush walks around Amboseli National Park in Southern Kenya. But since COVID-19 swept through Kenya in mid-March, the country's tourism industry has dwindled, leaving many locals without jobs and animals without protection.
Kenya: Mansur Surur and How Botched Cases Kept Ivory Cartels in Business
by Nation on 02/08/2020 at 08:03
[Nation] On January 10, 2016, just before sunset, Fredrick Muchina was driving on a dusty road near Ruiru town when he was blocked by a saloon car. His vehicle, a Toyota Kluger registration KBQ 242N, swerved as if to give way - but it was too late. He was shot six times in the chest. He died on the spot.
South Africa: Environment, Forestry and Fisheries On Rhino Poaching Decreases By More Than Half in the First Half of 2020
by Govt of SA on 31/07/2020 at 15:34
[Govt of SA] Rhino poaching has decreased by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals being killed for their horns across the country since the beginning of the year.
South Africa: Rhino Poaching Declines Significantly
by SAnews.gov.za on 31/07/2020 at 15:33
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries says rhino poaching decreased by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals being killed for their horns across the country since the beginning of the year.
South Africa: Sanparks Welcomes Relaxation of Regulations
by SAnews.gov.za on 31/07/2020 at 12:30
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the announcement by the Tourism Minister on the relaxation of travel and leisure regulations.
Tanzania: Milestone as Poaching Falls By 80%
by Citizen on 31/07/2020 at 10:21
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Elephant poaching has gone down by 80 percent during the past five years, a government official said on Wednesday.
South Africa: '200,000-Plus' Wild Animals Slaughtered in Table Mountain National Park By Cape Town Cats Each Year
by Daily Maverick on 30/07/2020 at 13:40
[Daily Maverick] Pet owners are blissfully unaware that their social media darlings may massacre some 30 million in local prey annually.
Madagascar: New Lemur Found in Madagascar, but Already a Threatened Species
by RFI on 30/07/2020 at 08:54
[RFI] A new species of mouse lemurs has been discovered in north-eastern Madagascar. The Microcebus jonahi or Jonah's mouse lemur is the 112th species of lemurs. The primates are native to Madagascar and most of them are threatened with extinction.
Zimbabwe: Chinhoyi Trio Arrested in a Trap Selling Live Pangolin
by New Zimbabwe on 30/07/2020 at 07:33
[New Zimbabwe] Three local men, who allegedly tried to sell a live pangolin, appeared in court here Tuesday facing charges of illegal possession of an endangered species.
Kenya: Another Fire Breaks Out at Tsavo East Park
by Nation on 30/07/2020 at 07:20
[Nation] Tsavo East National Park is on fire again barely a week after a fourth inferno ravaged the western part of the park.
Botswana: Wilderbeests Operation Nears Completion
by Botswana Daily News on 29/07/2020 at 12:02
[Botswana Daily News] Sekhutlhane -- Removal of wildebeests from Gasita-Lerolwane communal area to a protected area will be completed end of this month.
South Africa: The Quest for Healthcare Equity and a Sustainable Future for Our Species - Part 2
by Daily Maverick on 28/07/2020 at 12:30
[Daily Maverick] The Covid-19 pandemic is a major tipping point in an increasingly unstable world. Now more than ever, we must recognise that our health and the long-term survival of our species are dependent on our interconnectedness. We need to urgently catalyse a peaceful, ecologically safe trajectory towards a more sustainable future with the progressive reduction of global inequities in wealth and health. This is the second of a two-part series looking at the impact of Covid-19 on healthcare systems.
Ethiopia: Ethiopia - a Land With Abundant Unique Tourist Destinations
by Ethiopian Herald on 28/07/2020 at 08:46
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is a large country with intermingled and inextricable biodiversity. The presence of varying cultural and historical beauty makes the country one of the best tourist destinations in East Africa. This makes the country exciting and scenery.
Botswana: Wild Animals Impoverishing Communities - Residents
by Botswana Daily News on 28/07/2020 at 07:16
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -- Bobonong Constituency community leaders have told minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism that wild animals that encroached into human space had rendered some people poor.
Africa: Technology Gives Hope to Endangered Northern White Rhinos
by Africa Renewal on 28/07/2020 at 05:04
[Africa Renewal] Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide, Jemu Mwenda, bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan,' the male northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world.
Botswana: Committee Pledges to Support Wildlife Department
by Botswana Daily News on 27/07/2020 at 08:23
[Botswana Daily News] Seronga -- The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Wildlife, Tourism, Natural Resources and Climate Change has vowed to support any request for funds or any resources by the department of wildlife and national parks for it to get to the bottom of the recent elephants' deaths in Okavango.
Botswana: Ministry Briefs Envoys On Elephant Deaths
by Botswana Daily News on 27/07/2020 at 07:18
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Members of the diplomatic corps in Botswana have recently been updated on elephant mortality in the Seronga area which has seen 281 of the species perishing.
Africa: More Conservation 'Could Create U.S.$454 Billion a Year'
by SciDev.Net on 26/07/2020 at 12:22
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Protecting 30 per cent of the earth's surface by 2030 could result in greater economic opportunities for emerging economies, such as those in Africa, a report says.
Kenya: Police Officer, Two Others Found With Elephant Tusk Arrested in Endebess
by Nation on 26/07/2020 at 10:09
[Nation] A police officer and two other men have been arrested in Endebess, Trans Nzoia County after they were found in possession of an elephant tusk weighing 1.5 kilogrammes.
Mozambique: Society Has Collective Responsibility for Environment
by AIM on 24/07/2020 at 15:54
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged all segments of Mozambican society to accept collective responsibility for the environment.
Seychelles: New Management Plan for Reserve in Seychelles That Protects Paradise Flycatcher
by Seychelles News Agency on 24/07/2020 at 10:00
[Seychelles News Agency] A new management plan for La Digue Veuve Special Reserve is being written to promote sustainable tourism, recreation and scientific activities while also protecting the Seychelles paradise flycatcher.
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