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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Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

Community conservation agreements a lifeline for Uganda’s grey crowned cranes

KABALE DISTRICT, Uganda — Ten years ago, grey crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum) had become a rare sight along the highway connecting the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to Rwanda. Across the birds’ entire range in East and Southern Africa, the cranes’ populations had declined steeply. But efforts to restore their wetland habitats in Uganda are succeeding, and […]

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Brave Kruger Ranger Single-Handedly Takes Down Five Armed Poachers

Brave Kruger Ranger Single-Handedly Takes Down Five Armed Poachers

A brave park ranger single-handedly apprehended a group of ‘five heavily-armed suspectedrhino poachersin the Kruger National Park (KNP) this weekend’. The gang had five fresh rhino horns in their possession as well as a high-calibre hunting rifle, ammunition and other equipment used for poaching. Their vehicle has been impounded as part of the investigation.The incident […]

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