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Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

After several attempts by conservation groups to push the government of Tanzania into burning a huge stockpile of ivory, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism says it won’t happen, with Minister Jumanne Maghembe saying the tusks will be used for scientific research. “Our position is clear, that, we are keeping them for scientific research […]

South African hunter Theunis Botha crushed to death by elephant after it is fatally shot in Zimbabwe

South African hunter Theunis Botha crushed to death by elephant after it is fatally shot in Zimbabwe

A well-known South African hunter has died after he was crushed to death by an elephant which was shot by another member of his group. Theunis Botha, 51, from Johannesberg, was leading a hunt in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they stumbled across a herd of elephants, which included pregnant cows. Three elephants stampeded towards the hunters and Mr Botha opened fire with […]

Elephant Tramples Man, 31, to Death As He and Friends Try to Take Selfies

Elephant Tramples Man, 31, to Death As He and Friends Try to Take Selfies

A man from Bulilimamangwe district in Plumtree, Zimbabwe was reportedly trampled to death when he and his two friends tried to take selfies with elephants. According to the state-owed Chronicle newspaper, police confirmed the incident, saying the incident occurred last Saturday. Moses Ndlovu, 31, and his friends Methuseli Sibanda and Magezi Nyathi reportedly saw three […]

The Nature conservancy and how its providing a safer and progressive community for animals, people and its natural habitat

The Nature conservancy and how its providing a safer and progressive community for animals, people and its natural habitat

The dwindling numbers of the Elephant is in need of serious protection. Not only could we lose the largest living land animal on the planet. The elephant is an empathic and intelligent creature and its existence is vital for nature, mankind and more notably for other animals in its surrounding habitat.   To celebrate world […]

Maverick Elephant Causes Mayhem At Lunch Table in Zimbabwe: Video

Maverick Elephant Causes Mayhem At Lunch Table in Zimbabwe: Video

A video has emerged of an elephant causing mayhem at the alfresco luncheon table of guests at a luxury camp in Zimbabwe’s famed Mana Pools National Park. Two male diners appear to be slightly nervous as they sit with their backs turned to the giant mammal, who searches the grassy floor with his trunk just […]

Delta airlines bans shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo trophies

Delta airlines bans shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo trophies

Delta issued the following statement today: Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Prior to this ban, Delta’s strict acceptance policy called for absolute compliance with all government regulations regarding protected species. Delta will also review acceptance policies of other hunting trophies with […]

African Elephant Poaching Hotspots Identified – Research

African Elephant Poaching Hotspots Identified – Research

Most illegally-poached African elephant ivory can be traced back to just two areas of Africa, research shows. Scientists were able to locate the hotspots by matching the DNA fingerprint of seized ivory to DNA profiles from the dung of elephants living throughout the continent. Around 50,000 elephants are thought to be poached each year. The […]

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