New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

Tens of thousands of African elephants are under threat from plans for a massive new oilfield in one of the continent’s last great wildernesses, experts have warned. Campaigners and conservationists fear the proposed oilfield stretching across Namibia and Botswana would devastate regional ecosystems and wildlife as well as local communities. The plans are the latest […]

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Namibia to sell off wild elephants in controversial auction

Namibia to sell off wild elephants in controversial auction

Despite a petition of over 100,000 signatures condemning the sale, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT) plans to finalize a controversial auction of 170 of its wild elephants on Friday, January 29. The auction has been met with sharp criticism by some conservationists who have questioned the population data and claims of human-elephant […]

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