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August 18, 2017 5:33 PM Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania

“There is no doubt in my mind but that Wayne’s anti-poaching efforts made a big difference in the fight to save Tanzania’s elephants from the illegal ivory trade,” Dr. Goodall wrote. “Moreover his courage in the face of stiff opposition and personal threats, and his determination to keep on fighting, has inspired many, and encouraged them also to keep fighting 1

August 18, 2017 1:05 PM Elephant conservationist in Tanzania gunned down by suspected ivory poachers

A renowned conservationist who devoted his life to stopping the runaway slaughter of elephants in East Africa has been shot and killed by suspected ivory poachers. Wayne Lotter, a 51-year-old South African, was killed Wednesday night in Tanzania. His two killers ambushed him in a taxi heading to his hotel in Dar es Salaam. He had received death threats

August 18, 2017 9:15 AM Renowned anti-poaching leader murdered by gunmen in Tanzania

NAIROBI — A leading wildlife conservationist who pioneered new techniques to catch elephant poachers and ivory smugglers was shot and killed in Tanzania on Wednesday. Wayne Lotter, a 51-year-old South African, was in a taxi in Dar es Salaam when it was stopped by another vehicle. Two men opened the car door and one shot him. Lotter had for years received

August 12, 2017 7:00 AM Elephant-range states of India start celebrating Gaj Yatra elephant conservation campaign

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is partnering the campaign, which will include roadshows across 12 elephant range states of India. African elephants are listed as “vulnerable” and Asian elephants as “endangered” in the IUCN Red List of threatened species. As per the available population estimates, there are about 400,000 African elephants

August 12, 2017 7:00 AM World Elephant Day 2017

Since 2011, August 12 has been set aside as World Elephant Day. Supported by numerous conservation agencies, it’s a day to “spread awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants,” according to the organizer’s website. Elephants face numerous challenges, including poaching, habitat loss, exploitation 1

August 11, 2017 10:39 PM New York Crushes Ivory for World Elephant Day

Saturday August 12 is World Elephant Day, and in the lead-up, a massive ivory crush was performed in New York. On August 3, New York State’s Dept of Environmental Conservation, the Wildlife Conservation Society and Tiffany and Co., publicly destroyed nearly two tons of illegal ivory in Central Park. The ivory was seized from individuals and companies 15

August 3, 2017 8:15 AM Kenya: Court Okays Conversion of Former President's Land Into Game Park

Former President, Daniel arap Moi, has received the court's backing regarding his sale of 17,000 acres of land in Laikipia to be converted into a national park despite opposition from the local community. In 2011, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) bought the land from Mr Moi at a cost of Sh400 million and plans to buy more in Laikipia, the Maasai Mara and Amboseli

July 1, 2017 4:06 PM Kidero rivals unearth dirt from county audit reports

The fight for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat has now shifted to delivery of projects, with Governor Evans Kidero’s competitors digging into audit reports to pin him down. Documented evidence by the Auditor General and the Controller of Budget paints a grim picture of Dr Kidero’s regime, which has continuously diverted cash for development to the recurrent 5

June 21, 2017 7:07 PM Rise in jumbo population lifts tourism recovery bid

The population of elephants in Maasai Mara and Tsavo parks has increased to 15,360 elephants in three years on reduced poaching, offering a major boost to Kenya’s rebounding tourism sector. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the two parks had 15,360 elephants in the period between February and May, up from 12,648 in 2014. KWS director-general Kitili Mbathi 9

May 13, 2017 7:16 PM New bill wants poachers fined Sh100m or imprisoned for life

Poachers risk long prison terms and enhanced fines if MPs pass into law a Bill proposing amendments to the Wildlife Conservation Management Act. The Bill that is awaiting formal introduction in Parliament, proposes that whoever kills or critically injures an endangered wildlife species or is found in possession of wildlife trophies, faces up to Sh100 million 2