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- Zimbabwe: 'Honeymoon Over for Poachers'by The Herald on 27/10/2020 at 09:33
[The Herald] The honeymoon is over for poachers as Government has put in place mechanisms to fight the scourge across the country, Zimbabwe Defence Forces University's Vice Chancellor, Air Vice Marshal Michael Moyo, has said.
- Namibia: Etosha Fires Still Ablazeby Namibian on 22/10/2020 at 14:47
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism says the ongoing fires in and around the Etosha National Park are under control.
- Zimbabwe: Chivero Rhino Run On This Weekendby The Herald on 22/10/2020 at 13:28
[The Herald] In a move expected to create awareness, and appreciation of domestic tourism, Ecotourism Africa have joined hands with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority to hold the Chivero Rhino Run this weekend.
- Namibia: Mass Death of Seal Pups Raises Concernsby Namibian on 22/10/2020 at 11:43
[Namibian] THOUSANDS of Cape fur seals have aborted their unborn pups, worrying marine scientists in Namibia and South Africa.
- Southern Africa: Why SADC, Countries Still 'Oppose' Rhino Horn Tradeby New Era on 22/10/2020 at 10:43
[New Era] SADC countries have individually decided not to get involved in the non-commercial international trade in rhino horn. This questionable decision has happened despite approval for such trade by the UN international wild trade-regulating agency, CITES, and despite the help, it would give to wildlife conservation, the jobs it would create, and the socio-economic benefits it would bring to Southern Africa.
- Liberia: Garwula Commissioner Lauds Hunters for Putting Down 'Bush Cow' That Caused Fear in Residentsby LINA on 21/10/2020 at 08:41
[LINA] Sinje Town -- Clarence Kamara, has lauded hunters in the district for killing a violent 'bush cow' that instilled fear in residents of the district over the past few weeks.
- Liberia: Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, FDA Hold One-Day Consultation in Grand Gedeh Countyby LINA on 21/10/2020 at 08:40
[LINA] Zwedru -- Over 40 participants drawn from four southeastern counties, including Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Rivercess and Grand Bassa, have attended a one-day consultative meeting in Zwedru, the capital of Grand Gedeh..
- Botswana: Questions Remain Over Mass Elephant Deathsby IPS on 21/10/2020 at 05:38
[IPS] Bratislava -- When hundreds of elephants died in the space of a few months in Botswana earlier this year, conservationists were shocked. Wildlife experts said it was one of the largest elephant mortality events in history.
- Namibia: Namibia Wildlife Resorts Starts Voluntary Retrenchmentby Namibian on 19/10/2020 at 14:05
[Namibian] Namibia Wildlife Resorts has embarked on voluntary retrenchment and early retirement options in a bid to contain and control its operational costs.
- Cameroon: Wildlife Conservation - Government Offers Motorbikes to Stem Poachingby Cameroon Tribune on 19/10/2020 at 07:48
[Cameroon Tribune] Conservators of 12 protected areas on October 14, 2020 in Yaounde received 12 bikes from the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
- Namibia: Thousands of Baby Seals At Namibian Breeding Colony Die in Mysterious Circumstancesby RFI on 16/10/2020 at 14:14
[RFI] Thousands of baby seals have been found dead at a key breeding colony in Namibia, and conservationists are trying to work out what's triggered it.
- Angola: Angola Ratifies Convention On Nature Conservationby ANGOP on 16/10/2020 at 13:24
[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -- The Republic of Angola deposited last Thursday, in the African Union Commission (AUC), the instrument of ratification of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
- Africa: Only Two Northern White Rhinos Remain - Here's How We Could Make Moreby The Conversation Africa on 16/10/2020 at 07:56
[The Conversation Africa] There were fewer than 100 southern white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum) a century ago. Today, there are over 20,000. Sadly, this success story only stretches as far as the southern subspecies of the white rhino. With the death of the last male in 2018, the northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) has passed the point where it can be saved naturally. With only two females remaining, the subspecies is now classed as functionally extinct.
- South Africa: Spotted! How a Surfer's Project Turned the Tide On Shark Fearby Daily Maverick on 15/10/2020 at 13:45
[Daily Maverick] A brush with his own mortality stoked big wave rider and adventurer Greg Bertish into launching Shark Spotters - an internationally acclaimed bathing safety project that's doing wonders for shark conservation.
- Cameroon: Sacred and Wild Spaces Threatened to Extinctionby Africa In Fact on 15/10/2020 at 13:25
[Africa In Fact] Urbanisation and acculturation in Cameroon are eroding traditional conservation practices that helped maintain the equilibrium of the ecosystem
- Uganda: National Forest Authority, UWA Accused of Destroying Forests in Kigezi Regionby Independent (Kampala) on 15/10/2020 at 13:21
[Independent (Kampala)] Kigezi, Uganda -- Security officials and Environmental conservationists in Kigezi have accused the National Forestry Authority- NFA and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) of being involved in the destruction of two forests and a game park in the region.
- Tanzania: Trial for Elephant Conservationist Killer in Final Stageby Daily News on 15/10/2020 at 08:52
[Daily News] THE prosecution is in final touches of preparing essential documents for filing information to the High Court regarding the trial of 22 people, including two Burundian nationals, allegedly linked with the killing of leading Elephant Conservationist in Tanzania, South African Wayne Lotter.
- Ethiopia: Premier, President Isaias Visit Entoto Natural Parkby Ethiopian Herald on 15/10/2020 at 08:30
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki visited Entoto Natural Park yesterday.
- Zimbabwe: Man Faces 9 Years Jail for Killing, Feasting On Pangolinby New Zimbabwe on 15/10/2020 at 07:50
[New Zimbabwe] A Masvingo man faces nine years imprisonment for slaughtering and feasting on a pangolin whose scales he later tried to sell to a local traditional healer.
- Liberia: Official Cautions Farmers to Stay Away From Farms After Attacks By Wildlifeby LINA on 15/10/2020 at 07:30
[LINA] Sinje Town -- The Commissioner of Garwula District, Clarence Kamara, has instructed farmers around Barka Town and its surroundings to temporarily stay off their farms following violent attacks by wild animals.
- Africa: Mars Achieves 'Deforestation-Free' Palm Oil - What About the Rest?by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 14/10/2020 at 14:38
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Effort is needed to help all producers stick to green standards, rather than just cutting out those who don't, say forest experts
- Africa: 2020 Equator Prize Winners Show Nature-Based Solutions Ahead of UN Biodiversity Summitby UNDP on 14/10/2020 at 10:20
[UNDP] New York -- The 11th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 10 Indigenous and local communities from across the world in a virtual gala event, delivering a powerful message of local leadership to the UN Biodiversity Summit and the UN General Assembly.
- Namibia: Wildlife Guardians Probedby Namibian on 14/10/2020 at 09:08
[Namibian] A Namibian wildlife organisation co-funded by international movie star Angelina Jolie is butting heads with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism over allegations that it broke laws by buying, transporting, keeping and breeding animals without the required permits.
- Ethiopia: PM Inaugurates Entoto Natural Parkby Ethiopian Herald on 14/10/2020 at 08:37
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has inaugurated Entoto Natural Park, a park expected to become one of the focal points of tourist attraction, last Saturday.
- Kenya: Up in Flames - Who's Burning Tsavo?by Nation on 13/10/2020 at 14:06
[Nation] The hissing and crackling fire can be heard from a distance and as far as the eye can see, are flames and smoke.
- Liberia: Beyond Borders - Urgent Action Needed to Save Migratory Birdsby Observer on 13/10/2020 at 08:46
[Observer] Around the world, migratory birds provide immeasurable value to the environment. From pollination, to controlling pests, to food sources for other wildlife species, migratory birds accord many benefits to nature and people. Many migratory species form a must-see-list of many birdwatchers with avitourism contributing billions of dollars per year to national economies.
- Tanzania: Kilimanjaro On Fire - Villagers, Volunteers Join The Fightby Citizen on 13/10/2020 at 04:37
[Citizen] Moshi -- Several volunteers including residents of the nearby villages have joined firefighters in efforts to extinguish the wild fires that broke out yesterday afternoon on Africa's highest peak, Kilimanjaro.
- Namibia: NWR Partners With Nta Apprenticeship Programmeby New Era on 12/10/2020 at 11:06
[New Era] Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) says it is making solid progress in giving effect to an apprenticeship funding agreement entered into with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) earlier this year.
- South Africa: Eco-Friendly Magnetic Shark Barrier Could Be Boost for Tourism, Jobsby Daily Maverick on 09/10/2020 at 09:25
[Daily Maverick] One of the world's first eco-friendly ways to keep predatory sharks from swimmers and surfers has been developed by a team of South African experts. The SharkSafe Barrier bio-mimics a thick forest of kelp, which fur seals (among others) use to keep themselves safe from sharks.
- Kenya: Maasai Mara Wildlife Targeted By Bush Meat Trapsby Nation on 09/10/2020 at 06:12
[Nation] Three lions, four hyenas and an eland were found killed by deadly bush meat snares at Ol Chorro Conservancy near the Mara River in Narok West Sub-County on Monday evening.
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