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Antiques trade fails in legal bid to quash UK’s Ivory Act

Sumatran elephants

A group of antiques traders have failed in an apparent bid to overturn the UK Ivory Act, which is intended to help save elephants. Elephants Though yet to take effect, the Act aims to restrict the sale of elephant ivory to, from, and within the UK. It was reportedly passed with popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing in 2018. A ...

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Recaptured lion: Collaboration key to biodiversity conservation – Goni

Recaptured lion

The Conservator General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says collaboration of all stakeholders is key to biodiversity conservation. The recaptured lion Goni spoke in Abuja on Sunday, October 27, 2019 against the backdrop of the recent case of a lion that the Kano State Government took to Karu in Nassarawa State for an agricultural show but bolted from its ...

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Tiger siblings rescued in Germany relocated to South Africa

Bengal tigers

The Four Paws animal welfare organisation said on Thursday, October 24, 2019 that two tigers rescued in Germany have been moved to a sanctuary in South Africa. The tiger The tigers are expected to spend the rest of their lives at the sanctuary because they cannot be released into the wild. “Sadly, the story of Bela and Sharuk is one ...

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NCF seeks preservation of mangrove forest to stem flooding

Mangroves

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 urged Nigerians to preserve the nation’s mangrove forest zone to prevent incessant flooding in the country. Mangroves The foundation’s Director-General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, said that the mangrove, located along the nation’s coastal area, acts as a buffer to ocean surge that result to flood when sea level rises. The conservationist, ...

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African airports convene to act against wildlife trafficking

Ivory trafficking

Recognisng the urgency of the wildlife trafficking crisis, airports in Africa have taken up a campaign to curb wildlife trafficking on the continent. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: girlegirlarmy.com Some 50 participants from these airports attended a workshop hosted by the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership during the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Annual General ...

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Wildlife union decries alleged violation of animal rights in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha

The Nigeria Association of Zoological Garden and Wildlife Park has decried the alleged violation of animal rights by officials of Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA), Imo. Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State National President of the union, Dr Francis Abioye, said in Owerri on Thursday, October 17, 2019 that it would embark on a peaceful protest against the action on ...

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Conservationists give succour to starving hippos in Tanzania park

Hippopotamus

Tanzania conservation authorities have implemented a presidential order to fill water in dams habited by hippopotami in the Katavi National Park to save the animals from starvation, an official said on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Hippopotamus Paschal Shelutete, the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) Senior Assistant Conservation Commissioner for Communication, said the institution has filled dams in the park with enough ...

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IPBES partners with Kering on biodiversity science

Anne Larigauderie

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 announced its first private sector partnership – a significant non-earmarked contribution to the IPBES Trust Fund by the global luxury group, Kering. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie “The message from science is clear,” said Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES, “to properly protect nature and nature’s ...

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Antiques trade moves to quash UK’s ivory law in court

Ivory trafficking

A law designed to protect elephants, passed with popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing in 2018, could be struck off the statute books because of resistance from the antiques trade. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: girlegirlarmy.com The UK Ivory Act – which introduces tough regulations on the buying and selling of ivory from, to and within the UK – received Royal ...

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Six elephants drown at Thai waterfall, two others in care

Sumatran elephants

Six elephants drowned at a waterfall in Thailand while apparently trying to save a calf, according to national park officials. Elephants They are now safe after making their way out of the water on their own, the statement added. Officials had been planning a rescue. Veterinarians are monitoring the conditions of two other elephants that saw the ordeal, the Department ...

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