Illegal logging is decimating Namibia’s remaining rosewood trees, earning millions for Chinese companies and political elites.
Okavango Delta under threat as oil drilling and fracking loom on the horizon after Canadian company tests massive prospecting concessions
580 elephants have been seen moving again between Queen Elizabeth NP in Uganda and Virunga NP in DR Congo – and other species are following
39 poached & confiscated African grey parrots released in eastern DR Congo after being rehabilitated at Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre
The ‘problem-causing’ elephant known as Riff Raff has been shot and killed by provincial authorities in South Africa
A large young elephant bull has been relocated from Teme Elephant Park to Somkhanda Community Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal
African Parks has announced the signing of a 20-year agreement with the Government of Rwanda to manage the biodiverse Nyungwe National Park
Coal mining in Hwange cancelled – according to a recent government statement that all mining in national parks is banned with immediate effect
Two coal-mining concessions have been awarded to Chinese companies in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and the neighbouring Deka Safari Area
A wild elephant has killed Doug Groves of Living with Elephants Foundation in Botswana’s Okavango Delta – as announced by his wife Sandi
White lions have killed their owner at a lodge near Hoedspruit. 2 years ago the same lions attacked two firewood collectors, killing one
An elephant has killed a safari guide in Thornybush Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger. The tragedy occurred while the guide was conducting a routine fence patrol
The oil spill threatening the Mauritius south-east coastline was caused by a Japanese ship that is carrying almost 4,000 tons of oil
8 cheetah cubs rescued in Somaliland during three operations – they were destined for the illegal pet trade that continues despite Covid-19
African Parks has concluded a management agreement for W National Park in Benin, adding the 18th national park to its management portfolio
Tragic death by neglect of 20 roan antelope in a Kruger breeding camp leads to the dismissal of a Kruger section ranger
What we know about elephants dying under mysterious circumstances near the northern Botswana village of Seronga, north of the Okavango Delta
NEWSDESK – Latest wildlife news coming out of Africa: Pangolins off China’s medicine list + Give my rhino horns back + Pangolins in Crisis
Rafiki, one of Uganda’s most loved mountain gorilla silverbacks, has been killed by poachers in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
NEWSDESK: How Namibia is outsmarting illegal wildlife traders + China upgrades native pangolin protection to panda level + China’s changing wildlife policies
Animal welfare & tourism groups call on the United Nations World Tourism Organization to ban captive wildlife tourism interactions
5,5 million hectare Chinko basin now under African Parks management – 25 year agreement signed with Central African Republic government
NEWSDESK: Major CITES changes required to prevent next pandemic + Ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife + Wuhan officially bans eating wild animals
NEWSDESK: Brussels airport bushmeat + China to pay some wildlife farmers to stop + hunger threatens Kruger wildlife
NEWSDESK: Pangolins being sold on Facebook + game farm industry collapse + wildlife traffickers are stockpiling
NEWSDESK: Namibia’s successful black rhino custodianship programme + China’s wet vs wildlife markets + great apes and COVID-19
NEWSDESK: China will struggle to close wildlife trade + lobbies oppose Nairobi NP plans + Oupoot the Knysna elephant
Newsdesk: Blanket wildlife trade bans + SA venison market & zoonotic disease + call to halt big cat bone trade
Over 2,000 critically endangered hooded vultures have died across Guinea-Bissau of poisoning due to belief-based use.
Caged lions and Coronavirus + Maasai Mara poaching threat under lockdown + eco nightmare project for Limpopo River basin
Elephants kill 2 in Zimbabwe + US$74bn Chinese wildlife trade explained + Coronavirus link to bats and pangolins (new research from China)
Coronavirus is impacting on elephant hunting in Botswana, the great apes and poaching of bushmeat in Malawi
The global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic may prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade.
An American parrot breeder has applied to import wild-caught endangered African grey parrots into the United States of America
With COVID-19 killing people and wrecking economies, will African governments at last treat wildlife trade as a serious issue?
The famous white giraffes of Kenya have been dealt a devastating blow, as 2 of the 3 are killed by poachers, leaving only a bull giraffe.
Another of Africa’s great tuskers has died of natural causes.
Lighting has killed four mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda – including one pregnant female and one baby.
RIP TIM. Africa has lost an icon – Tim the super-tusker from Kenya’s Amboseli has died at age 50 of natural causes. We celebrate Tim’s life with some of the best images ever take on him.
Rhino poaching stats released by South African government do not tell the true story of how dire the situation is, say STROOP team
The Angola Government and African Parks have signed a management agreement for the vast 15,200 km² (1,5 million hectares) Iona National Park, initiating their first partnership to ensure the long-term protection of one of the country’s largest protected areas. Iona is an iconic southern Angolan desert landscape, extending from its Atlantic coastline over dunes, plains […]
Conservation success story – Rwanda’s Akagera National Park’s growth continues with a 25% growth in revenue in 2019.
Victoria Falls is not running dry, despite what some international news media keep telling us. Here are the facts.
The planned open-pit Kangaluwi copper mine in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park WILL NOT proceed, says the Zambian government
International scientists and Kenyan conservation authorities have successfully created the third viable embryo of the near-extinct northern white rhino. The global initiative has taken yet another step in the long journey to pull this subspecies back from the brink.
Yet another mass vulture poisoning raises alarm bells that deliberate poisoning of vultures for belief-based use is on the increase, say experts.
Elephant population in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park have been decimated, with 25,000 being poached in 10 years (80% reduction), says research results.
A 36-year-old woman has been trampled to death by an elephant at Ol Arabel Forest, on the borders of Baringo and Laikipia counties, Kenya.
In an exciting discovery, a previously-unknown herd of 250-300 elephants has been spotted in Nigeria’s far northeast corner, making it the first reported sighting of elephants in the region since the Boko Haram insurgency began a decade ago.
Smoked baby chimpanzee on the menu at prominent DRC hotel, says NGO.
Rhino poaching in Botswana has escalated alarmingly, with 13 rhinos being killed for their horns in the last two months, and a total of 31 since October 2018.
Rhino poaching in Namibia dropped to 41 individuals killed in all of 2019 so far, compared with nearly 72 during the same period last year, according to the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
Great news! The population of mountain gorillas is on the rise, and now stands at an estimated 1,063 individuals.
A large bull elephant carrying a research collar with a tracking device has been killed by trophy hunters in Botswana, and the tracking device destroyed.
Lions in Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique) are benefitting from better conservation measures, and show a population increase to 146, the nature reserve announced on Wednesday.
South African filmmakers win top conservation award and donate prize money to the Kruger National Park Special Ranger K9 Unit.
Good news as Riff Raff – the “problem” elephant destined to be destroyed – has been granted extended protection at his current reserve by the South African High Court.
Investigation: Pangolin poaching and torture case hits a brick wall at court in Mozambique.
The critically endangered addax antelope is to be brought back from the edge of extinction through reintroducing captive-bred species into the wild in Chad.
Opinion by biologist: Controversial dam being built in Tanzania’s remote Katavi National Park to save hippos may have negative environmental consequences.