Africa

Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues

The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.

28 July 2016

Kenya jails ivory kingpin for 20 years

Paula Kahumbu: The conviction and sentencing of Feisal Mohamed Ali sends a message to poachers and traffickers that the net is closing around them.

23 July 2016

South Africa's great white sharks on verge of extinction

South Africa's great white shark population is heading for extinction‚ with only between 350 and 530 of the famed predators left in South African waters.

20 July 2016

Malawi Leads Africa’s Largest Elephant Translocation

One of the world’s largest and most significant elephant translocations kicked off earlier this month within Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi.

20 July 2016

Task force Unep: tolleranza zero contro la strage di 25 milioni di uccelli all’anno nel Mediterraneo

Nei giorni scorsi i governi di tutto il Mediterraneo hanno concordato sulla necessità di pene più severe e di una sorveglianza più rigorosa per imporre una nuova politica di “tolleranza zero” per t

18 July 2016

"البيئة": إزالة شباك الصيد المخالفة على ساحل البحر المتوسط

نفذت وزارة البيئة، من خلال قطاع حماية الطبيعة ممثلا في الإدارة العامة لتنوع الأنواع، والأجناس، ومحميات المنطقة الشمالية، "أشتوم الجميل، والبرلس، والعميد"، حملة لإزالة ومصادرة الشباك الخاصة بصيد الط

15 July 2016

New UN task force to fight migratory bird hunting

More than 20 million migratory birds are illegally killed and traded in the Mediterranean basin each year. A new UN task force has been set up to tackle the problem.

15 July 2016

Striking a balance in bushmeat studies

Understanding wildlife hunting means knowing people, animals and the numbers.
15 July 2016

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

Governments throughout the Mediterranean have agreed the need for tougher penalties and stricter surveillance in order to enforce a new “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to clamp down on the annual slaughter of millions of migratory birds in the region.

14 July 2016

Forest conservation can offset emissions from palm oil expansion in Africa: Study

A new paper published in the journal Conservation Letters suggests that if the governments of tropical African countries were to enact mandatory policies regu

13 July 2016