BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republic jailed a notorious poacher for 30 years for ivory trafficking and the attempted murder of park rangers, a conservation group said, hailing the case as...
Poaching had surged in past years in Kenya and other sub-Saharan African countries, where gangs killed elephants and rhinos to feed Asian demand for ivory and horns for use in folk medicines.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Diamond producer De Beers said on Monday it was relocating 200 elephants from its private reserve in South Africa to neighbouring Mozambique, part of wider efforts to restore wildlife...
Losses in some countries have been staggering. Tanzania saw a 60 percent decline in its elephant population.
Forest elephants are experiencing the greatest levels of poaching in Africa, with 10 to 18 percent of the population being killed per year.
Tourism contributes 11 percent to Zimbabwe's $14 billion economy with the country's wildlife parks popular with overseas visitors.