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Burkina Faso’s wildlife reserves overrun by militants and poachers – threat to West African lion

By Henry Wilkins and Danielle Paquette OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The land used to be a tourist magnet, a haven for elephants and lions. Now park officials in the West African nation of Burkina Faso say extremists have turned wildlife reserves into a battlefield, targeting rangers and exposing endangered animals to poachers. “One of my colleagues was killed … Continue reading Burkina Faso’s wildlife reserves overrun by militants and poachers – threat to West African lion

ICORP Air Wing

ICORP Air Wing being born… thank you Andrew Flitton and Christopher Green we are so honoured to have your support on this amazing new project. The wildlife on the areas of operation we cover are going to be protected from the air and from the ground… This is a huge game changer, and while also giving pilots the opportunity … Continue reading ICORP Air Wing

Humans behind 70% fall in world’s wildlife over last 50 years

The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years because of deforestation and rampant overconsumption, experts said on Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves. Human activity has severely degraded three-quarters of all land and 40 percent of the Earth’s oceans, and the … Continue reading Humans behind 70% fall in world’s wildlife over last 50 years

Swiss game hunters still kill protected animals

Swiss big game hunters kill some 50 protected animals abroad each year, according to Swiss television SRF. Hundreds of protected animals have been imported into Switzerland as trophies, but there are calls for tighter rules. Between 2010 and 2018, authorities allowed the import of 423 protected animals that had been hunted mainly in Africa but also Canada, Mongolia and eastern Europe. … Continue reading Swiss game hunters still kill protected animals

Public killing giraffes for food as virus ravages Kenya’s economy and leaves millions hungry

By Will Brown, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT and Simon Townsley, PHOTOGRAPHER, IN TSAVO, KENYA In parts of Kenya, the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has been so catastrophic that people have started to kill endangered wildlife for food. Last week, The Telegraph trekked with rangers through the Tsavo conservation area, a region larger than Wales in southeastern Kenya, and … Continue reading Public killing giraffes for food as virus ravages Kenya’s economy and leaves millions hungry

Five countries join forces to fight poaching

By  Inès Magoum, Afrik 21 The five partner countries of the Kavango Zambezi (Kaza) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), including Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, are committed to working together to reduce poaching and illegal wildlife trade. They have recently launched an initiative to strengthen their partnership.Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the five partner … Continue reading Five countries join forces to fight poaching

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