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Africa: What Zoologists Should Learn From a Zoonotic Pandemic
on 05/06/2020 at 11:47
[The Conversation Africa] Zoology has an illustrious history; it has triggered paradigm shifts in thinking. One of the best known was Darwin's theory of evolution, based on his observations of the natural world. It became the cornerstone of current zoological research.
Tanzania: '25 Received Peacocks to Make Butiama Attractive to Visitors'
on 05/06/2020 at 07:16
[Daily News] THE 25 peacocks handed over to Mama Maria Nyerere by President John Magufuli recently will make Butiama more attractive to visitors.
Namibia: Elephant Herd Causes Panic
on 04/06/2020 at 16:32
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism on Sunday drove 40 elephants from the Omuntele area of the Oshikoto region into the Etosha National Park.
Namibia: 16 Namibians Nabbed for Wildlife Crime
on 04/06/2020 at 16:32
[Namibian] SEVEN new cases of wildlife crime were registered during the last week of May, the weekly wildlife crime report reveals.
Seychelles: Empty Graves On a Bird's Paradise - 5 Facts About Seychelles' Cosmoledo Atoll
on 04/06/2020 at 15:50
[Seychelles News Agency] For the first time, a seasonal delicacy in Seychelles - bird eggs - will be collected from another island instead of Desnoeufs where this activity was traditionally done. Instead, they will be collected from Cosmoledo, an atoll situated in the Aldabra group. It lies 1,045 kilometres southwest of Victoria - the capital city - of the main island of Mahe.
South Africa: Study Explores Establishing a New Bearded Vulture Population in SA
on 04/06/2020 at 15:49
[UCT] A new study, led by scientists at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and published in the journal Ostrich, explores where best to establish a new population of bearded vulture. The study identifies five potential locations within the species' historic South African range - in both the Eastern and Western Cape - and explores the potential benefits and threats present at each site. The study also found that any reintroduction would be far more likely to succeed if a captive breeding population is established
South Africa: Snake Catcher to the Rescue As 2 Massive Black Mambas 'Dance' in Kwazulu-Natal Backyard
on 04/06/2020 at 15:47
[News24Wire] Veteran KwaZulu-Natal-based snake catcher Nick Evans got an unusual call about two black mambas "dancing" in someone's backyard in Escombe . Two male mambas were fighting it out, seemingly for the affections of a female. Evans managed to catch one of the mambas, measuring 2.95m, which will be released.
Namibia: Conservancy Residents Kill Lioness, N/aa'n Kusé Rangers Had To Save Cubs
on 04/06/2020 at 14:15
[Namibia Economist] Two emaciated lion cubs were recently rescued in the Anabeb conservancy near Sesfontein from a certain death, following the killing of their mother by villagers two months ago.
Zimbabwe: Suspected Poacher Collapses, Dies At Dete Police Station
on 04/06/2020 at 13:48
[New Zimbabwe] A Bulawayo man who was suspected of poaching reportedly collapsed and died at the entrance of Dete police charge office in Matabeleland North where he had been moved after his arrest.
Zimbabwe: Professional Hunter Guns Down Killer Binga Lion
on 04/06/2020 at 13:16
[New Zimbabwe] In a similar fashion to the way Cecil the Lion was baited and killed in July 2015 by American dentist Walter Palmer, a local professional hunter on Tuesday shot and killed a lion that had terrorised the community killing cattle and goats since the start of the year.
Kenya: 'Kenyan Bird Completes 26,000km Journey to Return Home'
on 03/06/2020 at 07:45
[Nation] Onon, the famous "Kenyan" bird that recently captivated online bird lovers, after defying all odds to fly more than 8,000km from Kenya to China in five days, today outdid itself by to completing a 26,000km route to finally find a home in northern Mongolia, near the Russian border, where it will settle down to breed this winter.
Kenya: Tana Delta Flood Victims Say Snakes, Monitor Lizards Invading Camps
on 03/06/2020 at 07:45
[Nation] Flood victims living in camps in the Tana Delta have said that they are sharing tents with deadly snakes and face frequent visits by dangerous reptiles.
Kenya: Kenya Launches Virtual Safari Campaign
on 03/06/2020 at 07:03
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala has officially launched a virtual Safari live stream campaign to showcase game safaris in some of the parks and reserves across the country.
Botswana: Cause of Elephants' Deaths Still Vague
on 02/06/2020 at 07:30
[Botswana Daily News] Seronga -Investigations into the cause of the recent elephant mortalities in the Okavango region are still ongoing.
Botswana: Elephant Deaths Mystery Deepens as Toll Rises
on 02/06/2020 at 07:15
[VOA] The mystery surrounding a mass die-off of elephants in Botswana is deepening after initial test results ruled out poisoning and anthrax.
Botswana: About 1000 Wildebeests to Be Translocated
on 01/06/2020 at 10:22
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Thirty black wildebeests have been translocated from Gasita/Lerolwane farming fields to Khutse Game Reserve in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where they will ultimately be released into their new home.
Angola: Two People Die After Trying to Chop Up Elephant
on 01/06/2020 at 09:55
[ANGOP] Luanda -Two people were killed Saturday in the Beira Alta Zone, Cuanza Norte province, when they were chopping up an adult elephant.
Botswana: Govt to Allow Farmers Keep Wildlife to Boost Agro-Tourism
on 01/06/2020 at 07:57
[VOA] Botswana's president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, says his government will allow farmers to keep small game as a way to encourage locals' participation in agro-tourism. He added that it is paramount for them to have a stake in the industry.
Uganda: Chimpanzee Trust Gets Support From Ruparelia Foundation
on 29/05/2020 at 17:05
[Monitor] The Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) has received Shs10 million from Ruparelia Foundation which will be used to feed chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Africa: COVID-19 Endangers Africa's Rural Economies As Conservation Efforts Come Under Strain
on 29/05/2020 at 14:23
[DW] Wild animals spring to mind when it comes to conservation across Africa. But COVID-19's disruption of conservation is also destroying the continent's most sustainable economic treasures in rural areas.
Zimbabwe: Truck Driver Attacked By Elephant While Relieving Self
on 29/05/2020 at 13:32
[New Zimbabwe] A truck driver is currently receiving treatment at a Kariba hospital after being attacked by an elephant while relieving himself in a bush.
East Africa: Grevy's Zebras Moved to Boost Biodiversity
on 29/05/2020 at 09:03
[East African] Some 25 endangered Grevy's zebras were translocated from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Sera Wildlife Community Conservancy in northern Kenya, to boost biodiversity in East Africa's first and only community-run black rhino sanctuary. It took six days for a team of veterinarians to successfully move them, from May 12 to 17.
Tanzania: Jet to Train Scribes On Wildlife Conservation
on 28/05/2020 at 17:23
[Daily News] PLANS are underway by Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET), to train reporters on wildlife conservation in attempts to reach wider public through their media coverage.
Mozambique: Two Poachers Sentenced to Six Years
on 28/05/2020 at 15:14
[AIM] Maputo -The Cabo Delgado provincial court in northern Mozambique has sentenced two poachers to six years imprisonment for hunting in the Quirimbas National Park, according to a Thursday report by the independent television station, STV.
Africa: Statistical Models and Ranger Insights Help Identify Patterns in Elephant Poaching
on 28/05/2020 at 14:01
[The Conversation Africa] The illegal wildlife trade is one of the highest value illicit trade sectors globally, threatening both human well-being and biodiversity. A prominent example is ivory poaching, leading to an estimated 30% decline in African elephant populations between 2007 and 2014 and costing African states an estimated US$25 million annually in lost tourism revenues.
Kenya: Kenya and Tanzanian Wildlife Rangers in Joint Border Operation to Curb Poaching
on 28/05/2020 at 13:44
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has deployed more than 50 community wildlife rangers from Kenya and Tanzania to conduct a joint border patrol to avert cases of poaching.
Africa: Why the Wildlife Trade Convention Failed to Prevent COVID-19
on 27/05/2020 at 15:50
[Daily Maverick] It's time to rethink the role of CITES, says its former head, John Scanlon. It has no teeth to enforce wildlife trade laws and could cause the next pandemic.
South Africa: Wildfire - the Unlikely Friend of South Africa's Threatened Rock-Jumping Bird
on 26/05/2020 at 10:28
[RFI] It is one of South Africa's most iconic birds, and its numbers are in decline, mostly due to climate change. But scientists studying the Cape rock-jumper say the bird has an unlikely ally that boosts its chances of raising chicks: wildfires.
Zimbabwe: Spike in Wildlife Poaching As Poachers Take Advantage of Lockdown Laxities
on 26/05/2020 at 10:16
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has realised a spike in wildlife poaching as the wildlife management authority has redirected efforts towards combating the spread of Covid-19 during the current lockdown period, a top lobby has said.
Malawi: Kakungu Community Embracing Re-Afforestation in the Face of Climate Change
on 26/05/2020 at 08:37
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -In the middle of Kakungu community lays a blossoming small forest of acacias trees.
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