Africa

Countries Meet to Tackle Poisoning of Birds in Southern Africa

Representatives of countries and wildlife experts met in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 August, to address poisoning of migratory birds, a problem that also threatens important predators. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on Birds of Prey (CMS Raptors MoU), all three instruments administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, have convened the international meeting.

25 August 2015

In Africa, good fences make for safe species

African countries are often criticized for failing to meet their environmental challenges.

23 August 2015

SA hosts African countries in pre-AEWA meeting

The AEWA aims to facilitate close co-operation between countries to maintain or restore migratory waterbird species and their populations at a favourable conservation status throughout their flyway

23 August 2015

25m birds illegally killed in Mediterranean each year, says report

Conservationists call for action to end slaughter of birds after study uncovers epidemic of illegal shooting, trapping and gluing

21 August 2015

Ivory poaching: UK troops sent to Gabon to fight illegal trade

British troops have been sent to Gabon to tackle an increase in ivory poaching.

BBC

20 August 2015

Tanzania turns a blind eye to poaching as elephant populations tumble

As illegal poaching escalates in national parks from Selous to Ruaha, officials attempt to silence the crisis and many fear Serengeti herds will be next

20 August 2015

La odisea de ser un elefante

Medio millón de ejemplares africanos y más de 50.000 asiáticos son una joya que los gobiernos están por fin dispuestos a salvar.

20 August 2015

Africa knows about China's evil poachers; now meet its conservation heroes

Stereotype of the greedy animal killers challenged: From the celebrities to the "average Joe" - the individuals striving to make a difference.

16 August 2015

On World Elephant Day, a message of hope from Amboseli

When children from the slums of Nairobi met wild elephants for the first time, it was love at first sight

13 August 2015

Uganda: Celebrating the Animal that Never Forgets

For many tourists that visit Uganda, majority are interested in interacting with the wildlife, that is according to commissioner of wildlife conservation in the Ministry of Tourism, James Lutalo.

13 August 2015