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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Wealthy businessman condemned for killing two ‘baby’ elephants on hunting trip

Wealthy businessman condemned for killing two ‘baby’ elephants on hunting trip

A wealthy businessman has been condemned for posing alongside two ‘baby’ elephants he shot dead during a hunting trip. Mike Jines, a US energy executive, said he has received death threats after the photos of him standing over the dead elephants with professional hunter Max Delezenne were shared on Facebook last month. Jines, who is […]

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Petition: Ask the UN to Protect Asian Elephants From Being Poached for Jewelry!

Petition: Ask the UN to Protect Asian Elephants From Being Poached for Jewelry!

The threat of poaching for ivory looms over all elephants, but mostly African elephants. Amongst Asian elephants, only males have tusks. Most illegal ivory comes from African elephants. This doesn’t mean that Asian elephants are safe from poaching, though. Their suffering in the tourism industry is quite well documented. They are often taken from the […]

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Seven elephants found dead as Sri Lanka’s human-wildlife conflict escalates

ANURADHAPURA/COLOMBO — Wildlife authorities in Sri Lanka have launched an investigation after seven elephants were found dead late last month in the north-central district of Anuradhapura. Four of the elephants were found dead near the city of Habarana on Sept. 27, and three more on the following day. All except one were female, and all […]

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