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Research cheetah killed in Botswana

Legolas, one of the beloved research cats of Cheetah Conservation Botswana, was shot and killed early this month beside the A2 Highway in the west of Botswana.

14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe

3 elephants have been killed in Matusadona National Park and 11 more pachyderms were found dead in two different spots in Hwange National Park. According to kidney and liver samples, all the elephants were killed by cyanide.

A rhino named Lucky

A heart-rending but also heart-warming story about a very special rhino at Rhino River Lodge.

The race to rescue a snared rhino calf

A young rhino called Bahati has been caught in a snare, which he has managed to snap but which has left him with deep wounds that needed to be treated as soon as possible. The Kenya Wildlife Service and rangers have been tracking him since Thursday morning but haven’t been able to find him yet. Keep your fingers crossed for this little rhino and prey he gets the treatment he needs soon!

iSimangaliso takes bold steps to safeguard rhinos

Black and white rhinos in the Western Shores section of iSimangaliso have been de-horned in the hope of giving them a better chance of survival in areas where they are most under threat of poaching.

Kenya’s ‘ivory kingpin’ has bail suspended

A court in Kenya has suspended the release on bail of a suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang, who figured on an Interpol list of the nine most wanted suspects linked to crimes against the environment.

Cecil’s famous friends

Natural World Safaris takes a look at three animal celebrities that serve as a reminder of why sustainable tourism and protecting wild animals from poaching is so important.

Zurich targeted as hub to smuggle ivory

Elephant tusks weighing 262kg were seized at Zurich Airport on their way from Tanzania to China. Customs officials have also detected smaller shipments hidden in cosmetic cream jars over the past weeks, which suggests an effort to open a new ivory trade route via Zurich.

Honoring our heroes this World Ranger Day

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa asks the international community to join them this World Ranger Day in saluting the brave rangers who dedicate their lives to conservation efforts sometimes to the detriment of their physical or emotional well-being.

Obama unveils more ivory sale restrictions

To ensure that the US is not contributing to the scourge of poaching that is decimating elephant populations across Africa, President Barack Obama tightens US rules on sales of ivory.

More ivory on sale in Hong Kong than anywhere else

Hong Kong’s ivory trade is creating a significant loophole in international efforts to end the killing of elephants in Africa, and campaigners are urging the government to legislate a commercial ivory sales ban.