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November 1, 2017 8:24 AM TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated 48

October 24, 2017 6:48 AM Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study

Geneva - Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena". In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that despite the overall fall in poaching, Africa's elephant 21

October 24, 2017 6:26 AM CITES: Elephant poaching in Africa falls, ivory seizures up

An elephant family at the Garamba National Park in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where in the past three years alone, over 100,000 African elephants have been killed for their tusks. African Parks, a non-profit organization now in charge of Garamba National Park’s rehabilitation, has taken a number of measures, including doubling patrol 31

September 12, 2017 3:06 AM Vietnam a hotspot for elephant-tusk trafficking

“When I was director of Yok Don National Park, I saw a live male elephant being tied by poachers to a column of house so they could cut its tusks,” said Do Quang Tung, MARD’s chief secretariat, describing an incident of two years ago in one of three areas with the highest numbers of living elephants in Vietnam. Elephant tusks, rhino horns and bear gall are the products 37

September 2, 2017 7:58 AM Kenyans fear proposed Trump’s USAID cuts could threaten elephants, rangers

If Congress okays Trump’s USAID cuts, Kenyans worry that the only wildlife forensics lab in East Africa could close and ranger jobs might vanish, threatening the environment. President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” made public in March, has not yet been approved, and still awaits a response by a Congress highly skeptical of the administration’s proposed 18

August 29, 2017 7:19 PM President Uhuru Kenyatta takes break with elephants two days to Supreme Court ruling

As the hearing on Kenya's presidential petition at the Supreme Court entered day two, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First-Lady Margaret were enjoying the serenity of the country's wildlife. The President shared on his Facebook page photos of him and the First-lady while at one of the parks. “Sharing some moments with our magnificent national heritage 16

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 13

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 15

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 4

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 9