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Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  The animals won’t travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa’s largest ever wildlife transfers. Fifty elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buffaloes will be among the several thousand animals that will …

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Four arrested with ivory in Abim, northern Uganda

Police in Abim District in northern Uganda are holding four men who were arrested with 22.5 kilograms of ivory. Sixty-seven year old Longoli Longura, Locul Peter Loro 45, Okot Francis 38 and Loila James Boda 24, all Ugandan citizens were arrested by the Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) with help …

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Poachers kill rare giant elephant in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  One of Africa’s oldest and largest elephants was killed by poachers in Kenya on Monday, according to a conservation group that protects the dwindling group of giant “tuskers”. Richard Moller of the Tsavo Trust told AFP that Satao II, named after another famed giant killed …

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Elephants return

By Flavia Nassaka Uganda’s elephant numbers increase but conservationists remain wary of poachers Globally, elephants are under threat with the increase in demand for ivory. With estimates showing about 96 elephants being killed every day, global figures indicate that their number has decreased by 62% over the last decade. The …

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