Largest elephant census on its way

Kenia, olifanten Mount KenyaElephants Without Borders will lead the Great Elephant Census, the largest pan-Africa aerial survey that will generate data critical to the species’ survival. Responding to the highest rate of elephant mortality in history, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information.

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Zambia wil sieraden van ivoor legaliseren

Zambia wil traditionele sieraden van ivoor Armbanden van ivoorlegaliseren. De Zambia Wildlife Authority Wet ( ZAWA) moet worden herzien omdat het contraproductief werkt bij verschillende tradities van diverse stammen. Dat heeft de Zambiaanse minister voor Toerisme en Kunsten, Sylvia Masebo gezegd.

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Olifanten Mount Kenia moeten ‘binnen’ blijven

Mount Kenya National Park neemt zijn toevlucht tot extreme maatregelen. Om het hele park heen komt een elektrische afrastering. 400 km schrikdraad, vooral om de olifanten die in Mount Kenya NP leven ‘binnen’ te houden.

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“Tens of thousands elephants killed in 2011”

Although the latest figures have yet to be published, Secretary-General John Scanlon of CITES already reports the illegal killings of elephants in Africa is likely to run into tens of thousands in 2011. At the ongoing rate, according to Scanlon,  illegal activities are pushing the species to extinction.

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Hope for threatened elephants Central Africa

Central African countries signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement and better combat poaching of elephants and other species at risk from illegal wildlife trade.

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IFAW: Elephant population halved in Cameroon

At least 50 per cent of the elephant population of Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park is dead, says IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare . They have been killed in a bloody poaching spree by horseback bandits.   [Lees meer…]

Interpol: eco crime ‘serious and organised’

Environmental crime such as ivory poaching and illegal logging has become “a form of serious, organised and often transnational crime”, Interpol’s executive director of police services told an international law enforcement summit.

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In 20 jaar niet zoveel olifanten gestroopt

Despite recent attempts by soldiers in Cameroon to stop the mass slaughter of elephants, poachers are continuing to kill the animals in record numbers, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday.  Tom Milliken, director of the wildlife trade monitoring netwerk TRAFFIC: “There has been an increased poaching assault like we haven’t seen in two decades.”

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Enorm nieuw reservaat zuidelijk Afrika

Vijf landen in zuidelijk Afrika hebben donderdag overeenstemming bereikt over de vorming van het grootste internationale natuurreservaat ter wereld.

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Go Wild in South Africa!

Across South Africa there are literally thousands of safari’s and game reserves that  range in size from the massive Kruger National Park which is bigger than the country of Ireland,  to locations that cover just a few acres.

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