Written by Frank Khumalo
East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are bearing the brunt of elephant poaching, a meeting on the future of the elephants in Botswana heard. According to participants, Thailand and China lead in the drive to decimate African elephants and use Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines as their transit routes.
Written by Kevin Wafula
One of the founders of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has expressed his grave concern for the fate of Africa's elephants by adding his financial weight to their protection. He announced Wednesday that his family trust will fund an Africa-wide survey to establish how many elephants remain.
Written by Eric Akasa
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the School for Field Studies, East Africa (SFS) will Tuesday start fitting tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem in Kajiado County.
Written by Matongo D.
German authorities have seized two batches of illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The seizure is the strongest case of enforcement of an EU law banning the trade in illegally sourced timber which took effect in March 2013. The government action was triggered by a tip-off from Greenpeace.
Written by Mamadou Diarra
Greenpeace Africa and the Oakland Institute are alarmed by the decision of the Cameroonian government to award US agribusiness company Herakles Farms a three year provisional land lease to develop a palm oil plantation in the South West region of the country.
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