Hunter Kills Beloved Lion, Mopani, Outside the Same Park Where Walter Palmer Gunned Down Cecil

Hunter Kills Beloved Lion, Mopani, Outside the Same Park Where Walter Palmer Gunned Down Cecil

The world all but stopped spinning in July 2015 when news broke that Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, had gunned down a beloved lion named Cecil after reportedly paying $50,000 to partake in a hunting expedition to Zimbabwe. The killing ignited international outrage, and caring souls took to Twitter and beyond to demand that Palmer’s […]

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Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts

Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts

Rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs and other endangered species face a new threat in Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park: Chinese mining companies. Zhongxin Coal Mining Group and Afrochine Smelting have received permission from the government to begin environmental impact assessments for drilling, land clearance, road building and geological surveys at two proposed sites inside the park, which is […]

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