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Zambia has lifted a ban on hunting for species other than wild cats

Zambia, the southern African nation with nearly a third of its land reserved for wildlife, has lifted a ban on hunting for species other than wild cats. “The suspension of safari hunting is hereby lifted,” Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata said in comments broadcast on Lusaka-based Radio Phoenix. “The suspension of cat hunting shall […]

How Technology is Transforming Conservation Efforts Worldwide

On WildLeaks, Google Earth Outreach, drones and more! Diane Rehm Radio Show – Thursday 21st August, 11am CET New technologies are now giving conservationists abilities that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Using remote sensors, satellite mapping and drones, scientists and activists can now monitor deforestation and endangered wildlife in real time. […]

Vietnam seizes 1 ton ivory shipment from Nigeria

Vietnamese police and customs officers seized one ton of ivory that was hidden in four containers of peanuts imported from Nigeria at the northern port of Hai Phong on Tuesday. The elephant tusks, most of which were chopped into chunks, were hidden in 30 bags placed at the far end of the containers, of which the […]

100,000 elephants killed in Just 3 Years, landmark analysis finds

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher. In central Africa, the hardest-hit part of the continent, the regional elephant population has declined […]

Leaked video shows everything that’s wrong with trophy hunting

There’s no real beating around the bush here: Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania, where a company known as Green Mile Safari (United Arab Emirates) has been caught allowing its clients to hunt protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, run over animals with jeeps, and otherwise torture […]

Indonesian wildlife crime is still rampant, new record proves

This is the astonishing long list of animals seized in Indonesia in just 6 months. You can imagine what wasn’t found and seized. 7 January 2014 – officers confiscated a stuffed Sumatran tiger, leopard cat, clouded leopard, sunbear head, mountain goat, bear teeth, golden cat, deer, and Sumatran serow from two suspects named Maskur bin […]

We lost a great man, a great professional, a great ranger

Our friend and colleague Mr. Martin Mthembu has died after a car accident in South Africa. A huge tragedy from a human and professional point of view. He has been working on the front of the elephant poaching war and many elephants owe their lives to the work of the rangers very well trained by […]

A World Without Elephants? Blame China

The planet’s elephant population is plummeting, and they may go extinct within the next 20 years, thanks in large part to China’s lust for ivory. The presence of the Africa summit here in Washington directs our attention to a range of matters we don’t pay quite enough attention to—the global AIDS crisis, what used to be […]

WORLD RANGER DAY 2014 – Roll of Honor

In Memoriam It’s estimated that we have lost over 1000 rangers in the last 10 years. Of those 1000, 103 were recorded as loosing their lives in 2013, and a further 56 for this year. This is but a proportion of the true figure, as not all cases are reported or discovered until much later. […]

How Loss of Wildlife Leads to Child Slavery

(Scientific American) Declining wildlife populations has exacerbated child slavery in Ghana, Somali piracy and the illegal ivory trade. At least that’s the theory of a group of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who looked at how wildlife loss impacts conflict in places where people depend on wildlife to survive. Justin Brashares and his colleagues […]