The plight of Zim's 36 baby elephants.
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The plight of Zim’s 36 baby elephants

Daily Maverick | 13 January, 2015 | Andrea Teagle | Please Republish

Late last year, dozens of baby elephants in the Hwange Elephant Park were forcibly removed from their families and prepared for export. Now, Zimbabwe has confirmed its intention to ship 60 elephant calves off to undisclosed destinations in France, the United Emirates and China. While Zimbabwe defends the move with claims of over-population, conservationists condemn ... Full Story →


More ‘legal’ ivory will hasten the demise of species

Business Day | 12 January, 2015 | Will Travers |

THE definition of insanity, according to Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. So let me apply that definition to the ivory and rhino horn trade. In 2008-09 the Standing Committee of CITES (the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) approved ... Full Story →


Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won’t Save Species, Ecologist Argues

National Geographic | 06 January, 2015 | Katarzyna Nowak |

Southern white rhinos could go extinct in the wild in less than 20 years. Conservation efforts saved the species from an earlier brush with extinction. There were no more than 50 white rhinos in South Africa at the end of the 19th century. Today South Africa holds nearly all of Africa’s estimated 20,135 white rhinos. ... Full Story →


Setback in battle to save wandering elephant bulls

SA Breaking News | 13 January 2105 | Sharon Gilbert-Rivett | Please Republish

Efforts to relocate two elephants which crossed the border from Botswana into Limpopo province have received a blow with the news that Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi is unable to assist. According to SANParks, strict conservation policies and protocols prohibit the elephants being housed inside the national park until paperwork for their repatriation to Botswana ... Full Story →


Conservationists move to save wandering bull elephants

News 24 | 13 January 2015 | Sharon Gilbert-Rivett | Please Republish

Limpopo Nature Conservation officer Gerhard De Beer is working feverishly with concerned conservationists to save two bull elephants from Botswana currently trekking through the Lephalale region of the province. The bulls apparently crossed the Limpopo river sometime last night and are currently south of Lephalale, north-west of the Mokolo Dam. With the help of Yolanda ... Full Story →

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