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Kenya’s elephant number rises at 2.8% annually as poaching declines

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 Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades. Poaching: Forest elephants are poached for their ivory and skin, and threatened with extinction This is as poaching is declining, a wildlife research institute said on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The State-owned Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) said that ...

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Six lions killed in western Uganda in suspected poisoning


Six lions were found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, a national conservation agency said on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Lions Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said the lions are likely to have died of poisoning. “The carcasses of the lions were found last evening at Ishasha sector with most of their body parts missing,’’ UWA said in ...

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Tanzanian police seize 160 firearms, arrest 68 poachers in forest reserve

anzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA)

Tanzanian Police, on Monday, February 8, 2021 said they have seized 160 firearms and arrested 68 suspected poachers in the last two months in a forest reserve in the country’s southern region of Ruvuma. anzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) patrol game wardens The firearms and suspected poachers were respectively seized and arrested in special crackdowns, jointly conducted by the Police ...

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Convicted wildlife offenders tell their side of the story

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A non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants, TRAFFIC, has said that it obtained valuable new insights into the organisation, activities and modus operandi of criminal operations, thanks to the voluntary co-operation of 73 offenders imprisoned in South Africa for wildlife crime offences.  Wildlife crime: African elephant poaching The new study, titled: “Insights from the Incarcerated: An assessment of ...

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Cecil: Poachers slay five endangered elephants in Kenya


While the world mourned Cecil, the 13-year-old lion that was allegedly shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya. Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park on Monday night. The carcasses were recovered by rangers on Tuesday morning – what appeared to be an adult female and her ...

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Wildlife poaching linked to Boko Haram funding

Poached rhino

Illegal wildlife trade, including poaching has been identified as a major source of funding for the deadly terrorist organisation Boko Haram, a new report by the New Scientists has said. The illegal trade, it has also been found, rake an estimated $20 billion a year from sale of ivory, rhino horn and tiger penis, part of which the report said is ...

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