Thursday, 05 August, 2021

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Tag: wildlife poaching


Massive poaching of ivory and habitat loss has seen the number of Nigerian Elephants shrink to less than 400. This startling disclosure was made by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Country Director, WCS, Andrew Dunn, said unless urgent action was 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…


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…


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…


Latin America, Caribbeans worst hit The population of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have declined an average of 68% globally since 1970. The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) in its annual report captioned: Living Planet Report 2020 revealed that Latin Read more…


Increased intelligence operations, tougher sentences, and fines for poachers have helped reduce Rhino poaching in Nambia by 63%. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism says other actions responsible for this feat include Intensified ground/aerial patrols, collaboration with members Read more…


Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is intensifying a manhunt for six poachers behind killing of antelopes and buffalos for meat at Mount Elgon National Park. Josephat Wambua, Senior Warden at Mouth Elgon National Park, said the wildlife agency is on high Read more…