African countries nix Zimbabwe’s efforts to sell live elephants and its ivory stockpiles

African countries nix Zimbabwe’s efforts to sell live elephants and its ivory stockpiles

In a much-hyped conference last month to strong-arm the international wildlife trade organisation CITES into allowing the global sale of elephants and ivory, Zimbabwe last week invited 16 African countries and a range of dignitaries to join its cause. However, only five countries signed the conference declaration and the summit failed to come up with […]

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Zimbabwe seeks backing to sell stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe seeks backing to sell stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the 600 million US dollars it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous”. Officials from the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority showed ambassadors from […]

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POLL: Zimbabwe Considers Mass Elephant Killing, First Time Since 1988

POLL: Zimbabwe Considers Mass Elephant Killing, First Time Since 1988

Zimbabwe is considering the mass killing of elephants, known as culling, for the first time since 1988 to reduce the 100,000 strong population of the animals. The government of Zimbabwe, which has the world’s second-largest population of elephants after neighboring Botswana, maintains that the large number of the animals is leading to destruction of habitat […]

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Botswana offers rights to kill 287 elephants in bid to boost stalled hunting industry

Botswana offers rights to kill 287 elephants in bid to boost stalled hunting industry

GABORONE (BLOOMBERG) – Botswana is offering rights to shoot 287 elephants as the southern African country, which has the world’s biggest population of the animals, tries to breathe life into a hunting industry stalled by the Covid-19 outbreak. The hunting season will begin on April 6, with licences to kill leopards, zebras and buffaloes also […]

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