Africa

Mountain gorillas in Congo still under severe threat

In the midst of continuous fighting between the Congolese army and various rebel groups in Virunga National Park , rare mountain gorillas living in the heart of the conflict zone are at high risk of getting trapped and severely wounded in the crossfire.… Read More Mountain gorillas in Congo still under severe threat

Africa

Long Read: Rhinos under 24-hour armed guard

With rhinos under increasing threat from poachers, conservancies in east Africa are on a mission to save the species… Read More Long Read: Rhinos under 24-hour armed guard

Africa

Poachers poison 183 vultures to cover tracks

Poachers in Zimbabwe recently poisoned 183 vultures in a single event, in an attempt to cover their tracks, the Beeld reported on Wednesday.… Read More Poachers poison 183 vultures to cover tracks

Africa

Gang raids remote national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mai mai rebels, likely linked to poachers, raided the headquarters of the remote Upemba National Park last weekend in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).… Read More Gang raids remote national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa

Poachers now target lions for bones and body parts

As South Africa tries to stunt the rampant poaching of its rhino, another of the Big Five has found itself in the poachers’ sights.… Read More Poachers now target lions for bones and body parts

Africa

Rhino Poaching: No bail for Kruger Park staff

Four Kruger National Park employees accused of being part of a rhino poaching ring were denied bail by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.… Read More Rhino Poaching: No bail for Kruger Park staff

Africa

Elephant numbers in Central Africa have halved in the last five years

Elephant numbers in areas surveyed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Central Africa halved between 2006 and 2011, hinting at the carnage wrought by the surging commercial ivory trade and demonstrating a need to boost protection efforts, said the Bronx Zoo-based conservation group.… Read More Elephant numbers in Central Africa have halved in the last five years

Africa

An estimated 151 animals have been poached in Zimbabwe parks this year

An estimated 151 wild animals, worth $5,294,000, were killed by poachers between January and April this year, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has revealed.… Read More An estimated 151 animals have been poached in Zimbabwe parks this year

Africa

Man held at Mumbai airport with 2 tusks

A Gujarat-based trader was detained at Mumbai airport for carrying elephant tusks in his baggage. The trader, 22-year-old Kushal Singhal, had arrived in Mumbai by an Ethiopian airline flight and was detained while he was on his way out of the airport.… Read More Man held at Mumbai airport with 2 tusks