Zambia: Poaching expected to increase due to CITES refusal to sell ivory stockpiles

Mark O’Donnell, chairman of the Zambian Tourism Council, stated that the refusal by CITES to allow Zambia to sell ivory may increase poaching.  The Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) which needs money to maintain its conservation programs is worried that without Continue Reading

It’s Official, Tanzania and Zambia’ Request to Sell Ivory Have Been Turned Down

Today, the UN’s wildlife trade organizations have turned down Tanzania’s and Zambia’s requests to sell ivory. This is a great victory for conservationist and wildlife fans alike and a monumental step towards ending poaching. For the past month  we have Continue Reading

8% of the world’s elephant population is being killed each year by poachers

Sam Wasser, a conservation biologist at the University of Washington, is calling for a moratorium on the sale of elephant tusks.  Through DNA analysis he has concluded that 8% of the world’s elephant population is being killed each year by Continue Reading

Zimbabwe: Game Rangers Kill Zambia Poacher

Game rangers in Zimbabwe said Friday they had killed a Zambian poacher and arrested eight others, after a shoot-out in a wildlife park near the countries’ common border. They said they recovered 20 elephant tusks, rifles and other arms from Continue Reading

Kenya seeks US support against ivory trade

Kenya’s campaign against trade in elephant ivory goes before the US Congress Wednesday as the government solicits support for its proposal for a 20-year moratorium. A senior scientist from the Kenya Wildlife Service left for Washington DC Monday to testify Continue Reading