Category: News

  • EU to Back Kenya at CITES next month

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    With just a few weeks to go to the next meeting of CITES in Bangkok, the Dutch ambassador to Kenya has announced that the EU will be voting as a bloc in favour of Kenya’s proposal to ban all trade in ivory for the next 9 years and to prevent any proposals for auctions being…

  • Interview With Douglas Groves ‘The Elephant Man’

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    When elephants are your best friends…. Douglas Groves Q: Doug, I have met you a couple of times in Botswana and from the way you live and handle your elephants I would say you have more with animals than with humans. Is that statement correct and how did you develop your deep love for nature…

  • KWS Ranger Killed by Poachers

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    A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger was killed on Monday after being caught in an ambush by poachers. The ranger was part of a team protecting rhinos at the Ol Jorgi Ranch in Laikipia North  The ranger team was involved in a gun fight with a poaching gang outside the park when they were also attacked…

  • Namibia set to kill a third of remaining desert bull elephants

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    There are growing fears that Namibia is about to sell off hunting rights to a third of the remaining adult bull desert elephants in the country. With an estimated population of just over 100 elephants and just 18 of those being adult males the loss of a third of the breeding males would be devastating…

  • 7 Rangers Killed in Ghana Last Year

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    Dr Samuel Afari Dartey, Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission of Ghana announced yesterday that since 2011 his service had lost 69 wildlife rangers and forest guards. This is an increase of 7 since the announcement last year at the launch of the new re-vamped forest service. While the number of rangers killed has fallen on…

  • Tributes Paid to Dr. Hall-Martin, Conservation Giant

    Tributes Paid to Dr. Hall-Martin, Conservation Giant

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    African Parks sadly announces that Dr Anthony Hall-Martin, African Parks’ co-founder and conservation director, passed away on Wednesday, 21 May in Cape Town after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was 68 years old. As tributes pour in from around the world, those who knew Dr Hall Martin have described him as a conservation giant…

  • Kenyan rangers in Pursuit of Poaching Gang

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    The Kenya Wildlife Service has announced that its ranger service is in pursuit of an armed gang of possible 10 poachers who killed an entire family of elephants at Bisadi area of Tsavo East National Park. More details will be released when the situation of the current operation becomes clearer. The family of 11 elephants…

  • 4 Poachers Killed in 5 days in Kenya

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    The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has been involved in 2 operations against poachers in the last 5 days which has seen 4 killed, dozens arrested and a range of ivory and weapons seized. When William Kiprono took over as director of the Kenya Wildlife Service a couple of weeks ago there was an element of surprise and…

  • Animal Welfare Resource Web portal Launched

    Animal Welfare Resource Web portal Launched

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    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has inaugurated a new internet portal expected to serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals and organizations searching for the latest information about the welfare of livestock. The Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare is designed to provide a reliable information conduit on legislation and research findings in the sector, as…