ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

27-May-2015 to 15:53

Seized rhino horns vanish from Mozambique police warehouse

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Sixty-five rhinoceros horns seized by the Mozambican police early this month during a raid on a house in the southern city of Matola have mysteriously vanished from a police warehouse in Maputo, the local media reported on Wednesday.

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26-May-2015 to 17:44

Mozambique: Half of elephant population lost to poaching – agency

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A leading global conservation organization, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said Mozambique has lost half of its elephants over the past five years as part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies such as China and Vietnam.

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26-May-2015 to 15:54

Mozambique, Tanzania sign anti-poaching pact

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The governments of Mozambican and Tanzanian have agreed to protect the cross-border conservation area which covers the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique and the Selous Reserve in Tanzania, APA learns here on Tuesday.

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26-May-2015 to 15:49

Mozambique lifts ban on logging

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The governor of the central Mozambican province of Sofala, Helena Taipo, has lifted the logging ban and authorized the resumption of logging following a closed-door meeting with timber operators, local chiefs and staff of the provincial forestry and wildlife department, the local media reported on Tuesday.

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25-May-2015 to 16:45

Kenya nabs Vietnamese for alleged rhino horn smuggling

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A Vietnamese citizen has been arrested in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi for smuggling rhino horns out of Mozambique, APA learnt Monday.

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24-May-2015 to 14:34

Zambia to clamp down on timber smugglers

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian government says it will revise existing forestry laws to make it harder for smugglers to illegally export valuable indigenous trees.

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22-May-2015 to 18:50

US rhino shooter ‘not welcomed’ in Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The government in Gaborone on Friday said it notes with alarm a CNN documentary portraying an American hunter, Corey Knowlton, shooting one of the world’s most endangered species, a black rhino, in Namibia and declared that the shooter was not welcomed to visit Botswana.

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