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Video of brutal elephant killing causes outcry in Kenya

elephant poaching

The video of an elephant being brutally killed with machetes and axes has on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 caused outcry on social media across Kenya. African elephant poaching The video, which was filmed by an unknown person on a mobile phone, showing villagers attacking a kneeling, defenceless elephant, hitting him with sharp objects until it died. Kenyans were calling on ...

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Illegal trade in marine turtles persisting in Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam – Study

Sea turtle

A newly released study carried out by TRAFFIC, an international organisation monitoring wildlife trade, and commissioned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat documents thousands of marine turtles and their parts found in seizures, in both physical and online markets in Indonesia, Malaysia and Viet Nam. A sea turtle At least 2,354 whole ...

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Migratory birds described as indicators of state of the environment

Spring Alive Campaign

Migratory birds have been described as the indicators of how safe or unsafe an environment can be. Bird watching during the NCF 2019 Spring Alive Campaign Director, Technical Programmes at the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja, made the submission on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Lagos while addressing bird watchers during the organisation’s 2019 Spring Alive Campaign. “When ...

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German animal rights activists bring case for castrated piglets

Piglet

German activists affiliated with PETA, the international animal rights organisation, on Tuesday initiated legal action before the Constitutional Court on behalf of piglets objecting to castration without anaesthetic. A piglet “The piglets themselves do not want to be castrated without anaesthetic any longer,’’ PETA lawyer, Christian Arleth, said. German law allows every man to raise a constitutional objection, the court ...

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Lion in Lagos private residence evacuated to zoo

Lion guard

The Lagos State Task Force says it has successfully moved a lion found at a private home around Victoria Island to a zoo in Omu Resorts, Lekki. Safety and health officials evacuating the lion Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said in a statement on Monday, November 18, 2019, that the exercise was carried out in conjunction with officials of the ...

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‘Conservation heroes’ honoured at 2019 African Ranger Awards

African Ranger Awards

The men and women who protect Africa’s wildlife are “the real heroes” who deserve more support because conservation is “the responsibility of everyone”, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, said at the second annual African Ranger Awards ceremony, which held in Accra, Ghana on Friday, November 15, 2019. Jack Ma with the African Ranger Award Winners in Accra, Ghana on ...

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Worry over European Eel trafficking as fishing season gets underway

European Eel

There may be a surge in international glass eel smuggling cases as the new fishing season gets underway across Europe, TRAFFIC, an international organisation monitoring wildlife trade, has warned. The group is also urging enforcement authorities to maintain their vigilance and ensure those catching eels are doing so legally. The European Eel Fishing of young European Eels Anguilla Anguilla – so-called ...

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17 black rhinos relocated from South Africa to Malawi

Rhino

Seventeen black rhinos have been moved from South Africa to Malawi, in what conservationists and wildlife officials said on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 was one of the largest translocations to date. Black rhinos The species is endangered, with only around 5,500 black rhinos still living in the wild in Africa. They have been poached for their horns, which are believed ...

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe plans mass wildlife migration

Wildlife migration

Zimbabwe is planning an enforced mass migration of wildlife away from a park in the country’s south, where thousands of animals are at risk of death due to drought-induced starvation. Wildlife migration At least 200 elephants have already died at two other parks due to lack of food and water, along with scores of buffalo and antelope, Zimbabwe Parks and ...

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COP13 to examine climate change impacts on migratory species

Amy Fraenkel

The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13) will examine the impacts of climate change on migratory species. Climate change is considered a key driver of species extinction, and it exacerbates other threats. CMS Acting Executive Secretary, Amy Fraenkel Approximately 1,500 delegates, including representatives of national governments, international organisations, scientists, conservation groups and other ...

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