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Namibia culls elephants to protect crops

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibia has killed 10 elephants over the past two months to prevent the freely roaming animals from trampling crops, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The southern African country is home to over 24,000 elephants, mostly concentrated in and around national parks near the northern border with Angola. The pachyderms are …

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months as the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in its history. …

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Wildlife summit to discuss how to save Africa’s rhinos, elephants

Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter ‘unprecedented’ species declines Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Conservationists warned of “unprecedented” species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants. Thousands of conservationists and policymakers from more …

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UWA gives UGX 2M to family of catechist killed by stray elephants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority has given two million shillings to the family of a Catholic Catechist killed by stray elephants from Murchison Falls. Boniface Omara, a catechist at Bombay Catholic Chapel, Kamdini Sub County in Oyam district was attacked and killed instantly by the elephants on …

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When lions, elephants attack

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Craig Packer, professor of ecology, evolution, and behaviour at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Lion Research Centre recently delivered a paper at the 2018 Dawkins Award Lecture at Oxford University titled, “The Conservation Conundrum in Africa: Why can’t Wildlife Pay its Way?” …

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