Neushoorn boerderij dicht door stropers

Neushoorn boerderij gaat dicht na aanvallen van stropers. Een boer die neushoorns houdt, zegt dat hij geen andere keuze heeft dan de rest van zijn dieren te verkopen nadat er  ten minste 11 werden neergeschoten door stropers. Zes neushoorns werden daarbij gedood en onthoornd.

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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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One site wildlife Uganda to boost tourism

Uganda Wildlife Authority  launched a wildlife portal featuring all the 10 national parks, game reserves and activities UWA is undertaking to preserve Uganda’s precious wildlife and protected areas. It is designed to promote Uganda as a premier tourist destination to a global market.

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CSI for wildlife in Kenya one step closer

Kenya wants to start a forensics and molecular biology laboratory, to enhance studies in population genetics and reduce poaching activities by providing credible prosecutorial evidence in court. The plans for the ‘wildlife CSI’ have now received a major boost, following the promise of a renowed American Institute to provide for the money for equipment.

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China targets illegal wildlife trade

Conservationists often accuse China of not doing sufficient in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, but the country seems to step up its efforts. China has recently not only established an inter-agency CITES group – and is rewarded by CITES for its operations this year- , the Chinese are also cooperating with TRAFFIC to train hundreds of police.

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Kenya tourism, an unpolished diamond

Kenya’s beauty is not matched by its position in the world of tourism. This should really be one of the top tourist destinations in the World. Instead, Kenya is losing ground to many of its peers.

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Care-Centre for orphaned rhino babies

South Africa is to be home to the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial care-centre for baby rhinos orphaned by the shocking poaching for rhino horns.

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