Tag: poaching

Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 28, 2020 20:51

Thirty-seven Chinese gang nationals have been arrested in Uganda for unlawful possession of illegal wildlife species. Three of them, according to prosecution, were found on March 19, 2020 disassembling several ... Read More

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

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... 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

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 07:54

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act of self-defense', backtracking on an original announcement condemning the act ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Tourism teacher holds Spirit of Hospitality workshop in Cambodian Jungle

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 17:13

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Botum Sakor national park, western Cambodia, 2-5 ... Read More

“An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 15:20

The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:17

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying from pro hunting and culling groups. But what does the ... 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

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:20

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been chopped from about 400 African elephants. ... Read More

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019 04:55

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster sustainable tourism in Myanmar, as Keith Lyons discovers. One of ... Read More

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening

editor editor- February 13, 2019 05:05

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila,  has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, offering exclusive seclusion and barefoot luxury comfort ... Read More

World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 19:25

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making commitments to tackle wildlife trafficking. The airline and its cargo ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 20:20

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that this week, uncovered a major regional poaching racket. Officers at ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous – largest wildlife park in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 29, 2019 02:36

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a critical challenge to its survival ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous, the largest wildlife park in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2019 00:35

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a critical challenge to its survival ... 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

Wildlife protectionists urge Obama to discuss elephant poaching in Africa

editor editor- June 12, 2013 07:20

TANZANIA (eTN) – The escalating crisis on the poaching of elephants and trade of bloody ivory from Africa is a priority issue in which US President Barack Obama should broach ... Read More

Kenya Wildlife Service seniors face suspension and redeployment

editor editor- February 7, 2013 10:19

(eTN) - Kenyans will be waking up to stark news of significant changes at the Kenya Wildlife Service, which is facing mounting pressure from the country’s tourism industry and conservationists ... Read More

Mombasa tourism industry marches against poaching menace

editor editor- February 6, 2013 08:02

(eTN) - Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association (MCTA) Chairman Mohammed Hersi, also Area General Manager Coast for Sarova Hotels in charge of the Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa and the ... Read More

Official: Botswana tourist firms aid poachers

editor editor- November 14, 2012 07:35

Botswana Defence Force spokesman Major Bernard Regalase maintains that anti-poaching operations that members of the BDF have been engaged in have observed their primary duty to arrest suspected poache Read More

Tanzania seeks support from US to protect wildlife parks

editor editor- October 12, 2012 09:02

TANZANIA (eTN) - After meeting Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr. Read More

Poaching threatens Africa elephants and tourism

editor editor- October 5, 2012 09:47

TANZANIA (eTN) - Making a visit in Tanzanian wildlife parks, elephants make one out of five attractions tourists would like to watch, as a herd of jumbos stride elegantly with ... Read More

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day shines spotlight on tragedy

editor editor- September 6, 2012 01:05

African elephant and rhinoceros, mercilessly and illegally being poached to near extinction, are the focus of this year’s WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Opening Ceremony in London on Wednesday, N Read More

Harsher penalties in the making for poaching in Tanzania

editor editor- April 18, 2011 04:34

(eTN) - Recently, the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania (WCFT) held it's annual fundraising dinner in Dar es Salaam. Read More

Kenya adopts no-tolerance policy against poaching

editor editor- May 24, 2010 00:12

Kenya has started a no tolerance policy against poaching and is cracking down hard in order to protect its lucrative tourism business, which depends on an intact environment and sizeable ... Read More

Southern Sudan Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism says stop poaching or else

editor editor- February 8, 2010 02:11

The Undersecretary (elsewhere referred to as a Permanent Secretary) in the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, Prof. Read More

Tanzania provokes yet more controversy with EAC neighbors

editor editor- November 3, 2009 09:45

It was learned that Tanzania has broken ranks with its East African neighbors over the ban of trade in ivory products, which was introduced under the Convention on International Trade ... Read More

Congo Brazzaville accused over wanton gorilla poaching

editor editor- September 19, 2009 02:14

Investigative reporters working hand in hand with key international conservation NGOs have launched a broadside against the government in Congo Brazzaville over the large-scale killings of the endange Read More

Tanzania aiming to curve poaching

editor editor- May 6, 2009 08:17

Arusha, Tanzania (eTN) - Overwhelmed by an upsurge of game poaching, the Tanzania regime has announced to hire soldiers who undergo an extensive-two-years-military training under National Service (JKT Read More

Poachers still threatening tourism

editor editor- May 22, 2008 02:31

A new report has shown that Kenya's wildlife dependent tourism industry is still threatened by illegal poaching activities. The Kenya Wildlife Services Annual Report shows that more than 1,200 illegally ... Read More