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Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling of elephants


Is Zimbabwe’s elephant population really as large as their environmental minister claims it is?

Malawi takes to the screen to say no to wildlife crime

Watch this 8 minute film – an informative and emotional plea from Malawians who believe in the importance of protecting their country’s wildlife.

Chilli gun keeps elephants out of busy Zim town

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe are using a gun that blasts a burning solution of chilli pepper to keep elephants away from a busy town.

Ivory dealers busted thanks to German travellers

On Monday the 16th of March 2015, two German travellers, Martin and Christin Kotthoff, led to the arrest of two ivory dealers near Kasane, Botswana.

End of the game for Namibia

Having been involved in Namibia’s community-based conservation programme over the past 20 years, Christiaan Bakkes is questioning whether the programme is still the success it has been hailed as.

A lucky leopard in Kruger

A lucky leopard sighting in Kruger National Park.

Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban lifted

A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.

Celebrating Zakouma National Park

Zakouma National Park a picturesque conservation success story.

China announces one-year ivory ban

China has announced a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings amid mounting criticism over the country’s role in the annual slaughter of thousands of African elephants.

China, Tanzania and the blood ivory blacklist

An update on the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report that showed Tanzania as a key player in the illegal ivory trade.

DO Elephants Go To Heaven?

DO Elephants Go To Heaven is a documentary that tells the story of elephants orphaned by poaching and culling and follows the tragic journeys of Zimbabwe’s captured baby elephants, destined for sale to zoos.

A day on the Chobe River

Photographs from the Chobe River by Africa Albida Tourism’s in-house photographer Claire Write.

Uganda seizes massive ivory, pangolin haul

Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals.

Elephant rulers of Linyanti

The secretive region of Chobe’s Linyanti is dominated by elephants.

Wandering elephants headed home

Two wandering bull elephants which have been at large in the Lephalale region of Limpopo appear to be heading home to Botswana.

Conservationists move to save wandering bull elephants

Two bulls elephants have crossed over to South Africa from Botswana, into an area where elephants haven’t been seen for about 80 years. The elephants are peaceful but have broken a number of fences and farmers have urged Limpopo’s Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism to destroy the elephants.

Elephant twins arrive in Ruaha

Twin elephants born in Ruaha National Park at the end of the dry season.

Strategies in place to manage Botswana’s elephants

Minister Khama talks about the strategies that have been put in place to minimise conflicts surrounding Botswana’s elephant population.

Saving the wild, one human at a time

Encouraging everyone to get involved in the fight to save the planet’s natural heritage.

Natural ruses rule out culling for elephants

There will be no further culling of elephants in Kruger National park for population control because the new, “natural”, methods of managing them have severely curtailed the population growth rate.

Mozambique dragging its heels – no real effort to combat elephant poaching

Without committed policing and law enforcement Mozambique’s declarations of efforts to end poaching are little more than window dressing to gloss over the decimation of elephants.

An elephant play fight

Two young bull elephants engage in a gentle tussle in Kruger National Park.

Life and death in Chobe

Elephants mourn over a family member in Chobe National Park, but with death comes life.

Canoeing with elephants in Malawi

During an early morning canoe safari guests to the Tongole Wilderness Lodge were recently thrilled by a spectacular sighting of a breeding herd of elephants.

Chinese criminal syndicates and corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown

A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years.

Elephants of the Chobe

Botswana’s Chobe River is one of the best places to view and photograph magnificent African elephants.

When the buying stops, the killing can too

A look into the illegal wildlife trade and how to reduce the demand that is fuelling the illegal poachers who take the lives of thousands of rhinos and elephants every year.

Elephants in the ash

Elephants moving through the ash lands of Kruger after the fires. A selection of interesting photos, with very subtle colours and contrasts.

Chinese students cycle for elephants

In light of the escalating elephant poaching crisis, and to commemorate World Animal Day on 4 October, a student cycling team in China is raising public awareness about elephant poaching.

March countdown begins with a great competition

The countdown to this Saturday’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos has kicked off this week with the announcement of a fantastic, world-wide competition, valued at US$60 000!

Walking with a myriad of wildlife in Tsavo

Join us on a great walk through Tsavo as we come across elephants, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and much more…

Hefty jail term for ivory smuggler

The highest penalty ever imposed in South Africa for the illegal possession of ivory was handed down when a man was sentenced 10 years’ jail and a R5 million fine for possessing one ton of poached elephant tusks.

Ramping up support for elephants and rhinos

In just a few short weeks the world will be taking to the streets in support of our endangered, iconic wildlife species, courtesy of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, which takes place on World Animal Day – October 4.

Elephants, communities and conservation

Gail Potgieter talks about making your footprint count for conservation when touring Africa.

Taking to the streets for elephant and rhino

On October 4 the entire world will be turning out in force in support of the planet’s most iconic, and threatened species; elephant and rhino.

Help save Tanzania’s woodlands by sponsoring a bee-keeping project

Alamnyak Thaddeu has big plans for a bee-keeping project in his Loiborsoit community in Tanzania.

A world without elephants? Blame China.

Who is to blame for the continued trade in ivory? China? America? Thailand? Japan? Vietnam? Africa?

Death of the kings – Tembe’s elephants in danger

In Africa today there are probably no more than 40 giant tusker elephants, in South Africa, the last of these giants live in Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal

How to relocate an elephant

“An elephant can’t resist a watermelon; it’s an easy job to lace it with deadly chemicals” when “a herd of elephants can cost you $10 000 in crop destruction in a night.” In order to help rural farmers and elephants alike KWS is translocating elephants to remote Kenyan reserves.

A photographic competition of ‘elephantine’ proportions

In order to create awareness about World Elephant Day on the 12th of August Africa Geographic has set up a photographic competition with excellent prizes to be won. May the best Elephant photograph win!

Namibia ropes armed forces into poaching war

Namibia’s cabinet has approved a request by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to allow the country’s security forces to be involved in the fight against poaching and other crimes threatening the country’s wildlife.

Emotion and desert elephants

Dr Margaret Jacobsohn gives her thoughts on the Namibian desert elephant hunting debate.

Success with bees, chillies and elephants

A community elephant project in Tanzania has reduced elephant poaching numbers by more than half in two years. Martina Polley investigates how working outside of wildlife reserves is as important as working within them.

Alleviating poaching by sidestepping Tanzanian government

Tanzanian game ranger discusses his fears about the rise in elephant poaching in Selous Game reserve.

NSCPA and Knysna Elephant Park speak out about abuse allegations

The Knysna Elephant Park and Elephants of Eden respond to the NSPCA animal cruelty charges issued against them.

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephants in peril

Sharon Pincott, who worked for 13 years under the banner of The Presidential Elephant Conservation Project protecting the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe has announced that she has closed down her project.

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