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October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 95

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 84

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 24

April 24, 2017 12:27 PM ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ author ambushed and shot at her ranch in Kenya

Since Kuki Gallmann moved to Kenya in 1972, the conservationist's life has been plagued by loss and tragedy. Africa cost her the life of her husband, killed in a car accident, and of her 17-year-old son, who died from the bite of a snake he had studied with avid curiosity. And yet instead of returning to a comfortable life in her native Italy, Gallmann 13

March 29, 2017 10:22 AM Good news for Africa’s elephants: China is losing its taste for ivory

BEIJING — China will close 67 ivory carving factories and retail shops on Friday, roughly one-third of the total, as it moves to implement a pledge to end all domestic ivory sales by the end of the year. The news will foster hopes that an end to the elephant poaching crisis in Africa might be in sight, and comes as a new study shows that prices of ivory 9

March 29, 2017 8:37 AM Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall: conservation group

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 – The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published on Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants. At its peak in 2014 wholesale prices for raw ivory stood at $2,100 (1,900 euros) per kilogramme at Chinese markets 8

March 15, 2017 2:58 AM The big problem with legalising rhino horn sales

Last month Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa made two announcements relating to rhinos in South Africa. The big news was that there had been a 10% decrease in the number of rhinos killed in South Africa for their horn. This was largely due to a drop in killings in the Kruger National Park and even though the killings in the rest of the country 12

March 15, 2017 2:58 AM Kenya: Vietnam seizes 100kgs of rhino horn from Kenya

Vietnam police seized more than 100 kilograms of rhino horns smuggled into the country in suitcases from Kenya on Tuesday, the latest illegal haul in the wildlife trafficking hub. Vietnam is a hot market for rhino horn, believed to have medicinal properties and is in high demand among the communist nation's growing middle class. The country is a popular 18

January 14, 2017 9:58 AM Africa lauds China's move to close ivory market

NAIROBI, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- A coalition of 15 African countries has welcomed China's commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signals Beijing's goodwill in protecting Africa's elephants. The countries that are members of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) said in a joint statement issued in Nairobi that the closure 6

October 20, 2016 9:04 PM Starving Kenyans wait on State for relief food

Thousands of people affected by drought have their eyes glued to the roads as they wait for relief trucks to save them from the ravaging hunger that has hit parts of the country. Those affected, mainly pastoralists, are counting on food to be purchased by the Government from grain basket areas, in the hope that ratios allocated will be enough to sustain 7