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30 endangered South African white rhinos flown to Rwanda

Published On 29 Nov 2021 Thirty endangered white rhinos have arrived in Rwanda after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747 with conservationists hailing it as the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken. The majestic animals, which can weigh up to two tonnes, travelled some 3,400km (2,100 miles) from South Africa’s … Continue reading 30 endangered South African white rhinos flown to Rwanda

Kenya’s Indigenous Ogiek partner with government rangers to restore Mau Forest

By Jackson Okata The Ogiek people of Kenya have for more than a century faced eviction from their ancestral lands in the Mau Forest, on which they have long depended for their material and cultural needs. Three years ago, some community members decided to start working with the Kenyan Forest Service to restore the forest complex … Continue reading Kenya’s Indigenous Ogiek partner with government rangers to restore Mau Forest

For world’s rarest gorillas, camera traps prove pivotal for protection

By Gianluca Cerullo Cross River gorillas are Africa’s rarest and most endangered ape, once thought to have already been driven to extinction. Camera traps have emerged as a critical tool for monitoring the health and population sizes of the subspecies. Recent images have shown multiple young gorillas, which conservationists take as a sign that protection measures … Continue reading For world’s rarest gorillas, camera traps prove pivotal for protection

DRC: Virunga National Park announces birth of 2 mountain gorillas

Published On 18 Nov 2021 Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Virunga National Park have announced the birth of two mountain gorillas, a development further boosting the endangered species’ baby boom under way in the country. Conservationists have long sought to protect the world heritage site’s mountain gorilla population, even as violence and … Continue reading DRC: Virunga National Park announces birth of 2 mountain gorillas

In post-poaching era, Bodo wives become role model with culinary skills at Manas National Park in Assam

PTI | Manas Country: India When their husbands decided to forgo their dangerous life as poachers, women living in villages around Manas National Park of Assam had to soup up their traditional culinary skills to earn for their families. The journey of these women from the indigenous Bodo community has become an example today for others. Their decision to take up … Continue reading In post-poaching era, Bodo wives become role model with culinary skills at Manas National Park in Assam

Work starts on new sanctuary for captive breeding of Sumatran rhinos

By Basten Gokkon on 12 November 2021 Indonesian conservation authorities have started building a new sanctuary for Sumatran rhinos in the Leuser Ecosystem on the northern tip of Sumatra. The facility will be the third in a network of Sumatran Rhino Sanctuaries (SRS), joining the Way Kambas SRS in southern Sumatra and the Kelian SRS in Indonesian … Continue reading Work starts on new sanctuary for captive breeding of Sumatran rhinos

You can move an elephant to the jungle, but it won’t stay there, study says

By Carolyn Cowan Despite evidence that translocating “problem elephants” into protected forests to avoid conflict with humans can in fact exacerbate problems, it is still commonly practiced. A study published earlier this year revealed that elephants in Peninsular Malaysia prefer open, human-dominated landscapes over primary forests, casting further doubt over translocations, since relocated elephants will tend … Continue reading You can move an elephant to the jungle, but it won’t stay there, study says

Authorities use elephant DNA to bust multimillion dollar trafficking scheme

By SARAH POLUS – The Hill Authorities in the United States and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) used elephant DNA to bust a multimillion dollar animal trafficking scheme, CNN reported on Wednesday. The arrest of two men last week in Edmonds, Wash., led to the seizure of more than a ton of illegal elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn, popular goods … Continue reading Authorities use elephant DNA to bust multimillion dollar trafficking scheme

In Nepal, doubling down on tiger conservation looks to pay off

By Johan Augustin on 11 November 2021 Nepal is the only one of 13 tiger range countries that’s on track to meet a 2022 pledge to double its wild tiger population from a 2010 baseline. Key to the growing tiger population is the combination of a tough anti-poaching approach and close engagement with communities living near tiger … Continue reading In Nepal, doubling down on tiger conservation looks to pay off

In Mozambique, mystery of tuskless elephant points to poaching as the culprit

By Malavika Vyawahare The civil war that caused a steep drop in elephant numbers in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park also led to tusklessness becoming the norm among its female elephants, a recent study found. Only about 200 of an estimated 2,500 elephants living there survived the ravages of the 15-year-long war during which poachers targeted tusked … Continue reading In Mozambique, mystery of tuskless elephant points to poaching as the culprit

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