Tag: poachers

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had come after a lengthy consultation ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed with. Wildlife photographic safaris attract ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Secretary: More visitors and fewer dead elephants

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:30

Last year, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Tourism Najib Balala met his goal of welcoming over two million visitors to Kenya during his term in office and was sure to report ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019 13:53

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, a further decline from 131,600 reported in 2014. The report ... Read More

Suspicious baggage leads to arrest of Vietnam poachers on Thailand trips

editor editor- January 23, 2019 02:38

New findings from a three-month investigation reveal professional gangs were dispatched across Thailand’s borders to target the Kingdom’s wild tigers. Freeland congratulates Thai authorities for making this discovery and arresting ... Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018 21:55

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come from Lord of the Rings “Middle Earth," are ... Read More

Revenge killings of elephant shock Kenya

editor editor- July 15, 2011 02:31

(eTN) - News emerged from conservation sources in Nairobi that members of a gang of poachers, allegedly led by one Adan Kanjur, inflicted cruel death on a family of 5 ... Read More

Akagera park rangers killed by poachers

editor editor- December 10, 2010 01:46

(eTN) - The menace of poaching has finally reached Rwanda in its worst form, when reports reached early this week that two game wardens in the Akagera National Park were ... Read More

More ivory nabbed, suspects arrested in Eastern Africa

editor editor- December 7, 2009 07:05

Information received indicates that in recent weeks over one and a half tons of ivory has been confiscated and recovered from poachers, smugglers and individuals found with it, across Eastern ... Read More

Former poachers and militants promote tourism in Assam

editor editor- September 16, 2009 07:11

Manas National Park (Assam) - Having realised the futility of violence, many individuals who were into poaching or worked as militant cadres, are now saving wildlife and promoting tourism in ... Read More