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Kenya Gets Crime Scene Forensic Kit to Better Wildlife Protection

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) late Wednesday donated assorted wildlife crime scene forensic kits to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to boost protection of...
Wildlife migration

Ugandan Parliament Draws Tougher Wildlife Laws

The Ugandan Parliament on Tuesday enacted a stringent wildlife law that would see poachers jailed for life if found guilty. The Uganda Wildlife Authority...
Two elephants are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

Tanzania’s Lawmakers Agrees to Convert 5 Game Reserves to National Parks

Tanzanian Parliament on Saturday approved the upgrading of five game reserves to national parks. The approval, made in the capital Dodoma, brought to 22...
Two manchurian tiger cubs take a rest at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Civil societies demand the speedy passage of WRM bill

Civil Societies on Thursday called on Parliament to hasten the passage of the Wildlife Resource Management Bill to provide concerted efforts towards conserving the...
Local Government Service

MMDAs urged to be innovative in tackling sanitation

Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of the Office of the Local Government Service (LGS), has stressed the need for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies...
Wildlife migration

Kenya, Tanzania enhance wildlife protection partnership

Robust partnership between wildlife conservationists in Kenya and Tanzania has led to a dramatic slump in poaching of iconic mammals like elephants and rhinos,...
africa tourism

5 Reason Why Africa Should Be Your 2017 Tourism Destination

There is a lot to see and learn - Home of elephants, wildlife, flora, beautiful beaches, and waterfalls. Africa has far more to see...
Cambodian peacekeepers prepare to leave for Mali and South Sudan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2015. Cambodia sent 461 military personnel on Tuesday, including 29 females, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nations of Mali and South Sudan. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Emergency Preparedness And Response to Improve in West Africa

Ministers working in the areas of health, agriculture and wildlife in the West African sub region have renewed their commitment to working together to...
Tiger and lion cubs chase a rabbit at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Tanzania Largest Wildlife On The Edge As Drought Threatens

Poaching is no longer a more serious challenge in Ruaha National Park (RNP) located in the southern highlands of Tanzania, than severe drought, which...
Borehole

Namibia to drill boreholes for drought-affected wildlife

The move follows recent reports that about one hundred hippos are trapped and stranded in a muddy pond of a channel of the Linyanti...
Tiger and lion cubs play the football at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Tanzanian hunting firm turns to photo tourism to save wildlife

Nearly 200 large mammals in a northern Tanzania's sanctuary have been saved from being killed after a tourist hunting firm decided to abandon hunting,...
Chinese engineer Zhang Qingchun (L2) and Kenyan workers work at the Mombasa West Station. [People's Daily]

Wildlife Not Affected By Mombasa-Nairobi Railway Project

The controversial railway is being built by a Chinese company. A person in charge responded yesterday that the harsh criticism, at least some aspect...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya carries out airborne observation for stray wild animals

The move came after the wildlife agency received reports that a lone lion had been spotted outside the Nairobi National Park's eastern side...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenyan organisation finds new answers to human-wildlife war

The organization, Ol Jogi Ranch which comprises a total size of 58,000 acres is located in northwestern Kenya's Laikipia County, 225km out of the...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Experts in Kenya commends China’s efforts in wildlife protection

China's role in promoting wildlife conservation in Africa has helped support economic growth in countries relying on tourism, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul...

UNEP ends Nigeria’s suspension on wildlife trade

Nigeria was suspended from international trade in endangered species in March 2015 following its inability to submit an adequate National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP). Minister...

UNEP hails China’s efforts at helping to protect Africa’s Wildlife

During an exclusive interview with Xinhua in Nairobi ahead of the World Wildlife Day to be observed on March 3rd, Steiner hailed China's robust...
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Botswana to consider adopting Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserve which is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest, is a title given by UNESCO to help...

Botswana urged to desist from environmentally harmful practices

As a result of inappropriate environmental practices , the country has lots of plastics and other rubbish laying around, said Khama. ...
Tiger and lion cubs chase a rabbit at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

KWS meets with donors to review wildlife status

A statement from the KWS said the top donors in the wildlife sector held talks with KWS chairman Dr Richard Leakey for the second...
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Emirates joins fight against Illegal Wildlife Trade

The beautiful livery, featuring some of the planet’s wildlife threatened by poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, aims to raise awareness of the illegal...
Two elephants are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

Kenya launches wildlife conservation project

Under the pilot project, Amboseli National Park is being used as a showcase of excellent conservation partnerships between host communities, government, scientists, NGOs and...
Ivory

Thailand destroys over 2 tons of illegally imported ivory

Thailand destroyed 2.15 tons of confiscated elephant ivory on Wednesday, in a ceremony presided over by the prime minister. The contraband was estimated to be...
Africa

African countries should help other to re-brand and develop

BRANDING AFRICA, TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT; ONE IRON SHARPENS ANOTHER Ghana has once again given a boost to the mantra that it is the gateway...
Africa

Africans should tell our own story

There is an African proverb which says that until the lion learns how to write its own stories, the tales of the hunter will...

Delta and United Airlines Refuse to Carry Wildlife Remains

Cecil was a major tourist attraction in Zimbabwe?s Hwange National Park The airlines announced that they would no longer transport lion, rhinoceros, leopard, elephant...
Two rhinoceros are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March. 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

KWS set to commission forensic lab to fight wildlife crimes

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Friday it will launch a forensic and genetic laboratory to help it intensify fight against wildlife crimes in...
White Rhinos

South Africa gets air support in fighting rhino poaching

South Africa has received a brand new Airbus AS-350B3e helicopter with night flying capability, which is expected to enhance anti-rhino poaching operations, authorities said...
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Tanzania to host wildlife photographic exhibition to raise awareness of protection

Tanzania's Arusha Natural History Museum in collaboration with the Swedish embassy is expected to open a wildlife photographic exhibition next week, which is expected...
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Villagers’ participation in anti-poaching campaign bears fruits in northern Tanzania

Local people's participation in the fight against poaching has proved to be an effective tool in addressing the vice in the northern Tanzania's Arusha...