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Poaching and the problem with conservation in Africa (commentary)

By Richard Fynn and Oluwatoyin Kolawole  Poaching is a complex topic that cannot be solved by myopic, top-down enforcement approaches. Crime syndicates may be fuelling the poaching of elephant and rhino but they are not the source of the problem. Rather than treat the symptoms by spending millions on weapons and anti-poaching forces, which experience has … Continue reading Poaching and the problem with conservation in Africa (commentary)

Tanzania – president claims success in enabling increase in rhino and elephant populations

Daily News (Tanzania) June 18, 2020Elephant and rhino populations in Tanzania have begun to tremendously bounce back, President John Pombe Magufuli has said.Moving a speech to dissolve the Parliament in Dodoma on Tuesday, Dr Magufuli said the number of jumbos roaming national parks and other conservancies had risen from 43,000 in 2015 to 51,000 last year, … Continue reading Tanzania – president claims success in enabling increase in rhino and elephant populations

Poaching Forces Botswana to Dehorn, Translocate Rhinos

By Mqondisi Dube GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana has begun dehorning its wild rhinoceros population in a bid to save them from poachers.  Botswana wildlife officials say poachers killed 56 rhinos in the last two years for their horns, which fetch a high price in Asian markets.  Botswana since April has been relocating its black rhinos, which … Continue reading Poaching Forces Botswana to Dehorn, Translocate Rhinos

South Africa – 28% of SA’s private rhino owners are ‘getting out’ of the species

Daily Maverick (South Africa) By Ed Stoddard  Part of rhino farmers John Hume’s 1,806 strong herd at an artificial feeding station at his ranch in North West. (Photo: Tony Carnie) The poaching crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have thrown up huge challenges for South Africa’s ‘experiment’ in megafaunal privatisation. A new study published in peer-reviewed journal Conservation … Continue reading South Africa – 28% of SA’s private rhino owners are ‘getting out’ of the species

BOTSWANA ELEPHANTS MYSTERIOUSLY DYING: INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

Brainwave Science SITUATION In Botswana, Africa, elephants are mysteriously dying since the past couple of months. As per the reports, the reason behind the deaths of at least 154 elephants is being thoroughly investigated by law enforcement and wildlife security officials in Africa. The government of Africa has dismissed a number probabilities including poaching, poisoning by humans … Continue reading BOTSWANA ELEPHANTS MYSTERIOUSLY DYING: INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

Three ‘Rhino Poachers’ Eaten By Lions After Breaking In To South African Game Reserve

BY GOODFULLNESS Three poachers were killed in the the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa, but not by men. They were eaten by lions. It is believed that the three men illegally entered the game reserve to poach rhinos. Instead they found themselves in an unusual — and deadly — situation. The lions needed to … Continue reading Three ‘Rhino Poachers’ Eaten By Lions After Breaking In To South African Game Reserve

The 10 cat species of Africa

By Team Africa Geographic For the most part, the big cats of Africa need no introduction, but it is not necessarily common knowledge that seven other cat species call Africa home. Most of these are small, secretive and seldom seen, even by the researchers attempting to learn more about their behaviour and ecology. They may not … Continue reading The 10 cat species of Africa

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