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Deforestation + climate change = dead end for wildlife

Paris, France | AFP | Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plants to avoid potentially intolerable increases in …

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’10 steps ahead’: Kenya’s tech war on wildlife poachers

Ol Pejeta, Kenya | AFP |  Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers. It’s an antiquated approach to outsmarting would-be hunters, but this ranger is not alone. …

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Vietnamese found smuggling ivory granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Anti-Corruption Court has granted bail to two Vietnamese accused of wildlife trafficking. They are Nguyen Son Dong, 40 the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu 33 a resident of Ntinda a Kampala Suburb. They are jointly charged with Phung Thi …

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Parliament asked to hasten enactment of new wildlife law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross section of residents in Kasese district has tasked parliament to expedite the enactment of the Uganda Wildlife Bill, which seeks to, among others, provide for compensation for loss occasioned by animals escaping from wildlife protected areas. The bill tabled by Government Chief Whip …

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Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia. Early investigations by authorities in both countries “suggest that an …

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