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African conservationists sound alarm over surging human-elephant conflicts

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sub-Saharan African countries should invest in innovative wildlife conservation models to stem the escalating human-elephant conflicts driven by competition for space, campaigners said on Friday. John Scanlon, CEO of Elephant Protective Initiative (EPI) Foundation said that urbanization, shrinking habitat and climatic shocks were behind the spike …

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Somalia arrests 10 suspects for cheetah trafficking

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somalia’s Somaliland said Tuesday it is holding ten suspects who have been rounded up in two separate incidents of wildlife trafficking in the past three weeks. The police said some suspects were arrested in Hargeisa while attempting to sell three young cheetah cubs to the highest …

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Africa can learn from China’s efforts to conserve wildlife

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Africa can learn from China’s efforts to conserve its wildlife resources, a pan-African wildlife conservation body said on Friday. Fred Kumah, vice president of external affairs at African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), told Xinhua in Nairobi that China has used a combination of conservation measures and community …

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Africa strives to contain wildlife poaching worsened by COVID-19

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | As the world grapples with COVID-19, conservationists in Africa are striving to contain rising wildlife poaching, which has been worsened by the pandemic. When the pandemic hit the continent about seven months ago, many countries closed their borders and limited domestic movement. This brought the …

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Victims of wildlife attacks in Kasese seek govt compensation

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Victims of wildlife attacks in Kasese District are seeking compensation for the injuries sustained during strikes by animals from Lake Edward. The shoreline of the lake, one of the water bodies in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a habitat for Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants and crocodiles.  …

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LCI chairman arrested with pangolin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala police have arrested two suspects accused of trafficking wildlife species. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango identifies one of the suspects as Bosco Mukasa, a 34-year-old and the LC I chairperson Kiganda village, Nyamarunde sub-county in Kibaale district, Simon Kyakwahurwe. According to …

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