Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Another 12 elephants in Zimbabwe have died in what appear to be “extremely sudden deaths” – taking the toll since last month to 34. The elephant deaths began on August 24 and come after hundreds of the animals mysteriously died in Botswana. A bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is thought to be behind the recent […]

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Herd Of 32 Elephants Could Be Killed After Conservationist Was Trampled

Herd Of 32 Elephants Could Be Killed After Conservationist Was Trampled

A herd of 32 elephants could potentially be culled after a conservationist was trampled in South Africa. South African architect-turned-conservationist, Beyers Coetzee was trampled and killed by a pair of elephant bulls on Mawana Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal province last week. Coetzee was attempting to escort the elephants back onto the reserve’s property. He fired two […]

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Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana has cancelled the licences of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant. Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp had voluntarily surrendered their hunting licences, a government statement said. Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting in May, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals. However the elephant, which was shot last […]

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Botswana to Start Issuing Trophy Hunting Licenses in December

Botswana to Start Issuing Trophy Hunting Licenses in December

GABORONE – Botswana’s president announced on Monday the government will by December start issuing trophy hunting licences after it controversially scrapped a five-year ban on the practice, and angered international conservationists. President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government in May removed the moratorium, just a year after he succeeded Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, who had introduced a […]

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