22-Apr-2015 to 15:36

Namibia to intensify campaign against poachers - Minister

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian government has said it is deploying a helicopter to conduct aerial patrols in game parks as well as train rangers to combat the escalating incidences of poaching.

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22-Apr-2015 to 14:48

Lesotho to fight land degradation – Official

APA-Maseru (Lesotho) — Lesotho deputy Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Forestry and Land Reclamation Seetla Mabaso says his ministry is set to fight land degradation which is a common problem not only in Lesotho but also globally.

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20-Apr-2015 to 12:23

Namibia battling rising elephant, rhino poaching

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian Police arrested five men at the weekend for illegal possession of elephant tusks in the Mukwe constituency of the Kavango East Region, police spokesperson Chrispin Mubebo said on Monday.

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13-Apr-2015 to 14:21

S/Africa’s wildlife crime busters stake out OR Tambo Airport

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has deployed environmental management inspectors, commonly known as the Green Scorpions, at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to combat wildlife crime using this border to ship out wildlife products, a senior official said Monday.

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09-Apr-2015 to 15:28

Malawi hosts regional meeting on combating environmental crime

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi is hosting a three-day Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Organisation (SARPCO) meeting on environmental crimes investigations in the capital Lilongwe.

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09-Apr-2015 to 14:29

Animal rights activists protest Zimbabwe elephant sales

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was Thursday targeted by South African protesters demanding that his government stops the sale of baby elephants to three countries.

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30-Mar-2015 to 20:15

Malawi to destroy 4-ton ivory stockpile

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife is expected to burn four metric tons of seized ivory worth US$7.5 million at an event to mark World Wildlife Day in the capital Lilongwe.

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