Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Tag: wildlife conservation


The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has received support in the area of capacity building to enable the wholesale reform of the country’s wildlife policy. To this end, as intensive workshop which serves as an integral step in the KWS Law Read more…


All is now set for Britain to enact a new law that would make animals sentient that would ensure a massive clampdown on animal cruelty and wildlife trade. Once it becomes operational, the new law would ban the trade in Read more…


There are fears that the decline in global wildlife in 2020 might be reversed this year. This is because the reduction in the COVID-19 pandemic – that slowed down poaching activities – might spur bounty hunters to return. This is Read more…


A new study reveals that the continuous shrinking of the Congo basin could leave elephants at risk of starvation. According to research journal Science, rising temperatures have led to a drop in tree fruit production between 1986 and 2018. The Read more…


Following the outbreak of Ebola virus in Nigeria in 2014, health and environmental experts hghlighted the dangers of bushmeat consumption and its possible link to the virus. Since then the desirability or otherwise of bushmeat has been a public debate. Read more…


Kenya lost 68% of its wildlife in 40 years. To arrest this trend, it needs to strengthen natural resource accounting as well as monitoring in order to capture the full contribution of the wildlife economy and to inform policy making Read more…


The wildlife community has been thrown into shock as gorillas at the San Diego Safari Zoo Park (California, USA) tested positive for COVID-19.  This is the first case of COVID-19 detected in these species. Two sick gorillas were spotted after Read more…


In commemoration of the World Wildlife Day 2021, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will host an International Youth Art Contest. This will be done in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more…


Namibia’s efforts at protecting its wildlife – especially Elephants and rhinos -seem to be paying off. New figures released indicate that 30 rhinos had been poached last year compared with 50 in 2019 and 79 in 2018. This is significant Read more…


For years, it has often been suggested that the business sector is vital in supporting wildlife conservation efforts. Well, that clarion call seems to have been answered by Vietnam’s tourism Industry. Rising from a training program, they have agreed to Read more…