Botswana Probes ‘Mysterious’ Deaths of 275 Elephants

Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses – 275 – found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and aircraft to better understand the “mysterious deaths.” Samples have been collected … Read more Botswana Probes ‘Mysterious’ Deaths of 275 Elephants

Botswana investigates mysterious death of hundreds of elephants

275 elephants were found dead in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, but the reason for their deaths remains unknown. The dead include all ages, both sexes, and many are clustered around watering holes. Poaching has been ruled out by the investigating officials as the carcasses were found intact. This mass death is considered one of the biggest … Read more Botswana investigates mysterious death of hundreds of elephants

Brookfield Zoo Prepares to Reopen After Coronavirus Shutdown

Brookfield Zoo was set to reopen on Wednesday, July 1, following a shutdown of more than three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Footage taken by the zoo shows 3-month-old Amur leopard cub Sasha, who was born on March 3 and introduced to the public via social media during the lockdown. The Amur leopard is … Read more Brookfield Zoo Prepares to Reopen After Coronavirus Shutdown

Coronavirus effect: surge in the poaching of endangered songbirds in Indonesia | ABC News

Animal rights groups say the illegal trade of endangered and protected songbirds is increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of the birds are captured by poachers in the Indonesian wild every year and can sell for thousands of dollars. They’re entered into high-stakes singing competitions that are growing in popularity since moving online. For … Read more Coronavirus effect: surge in the poaching of endangered songbirds in Indonesia | ABC News

South Africa dehorns rhinos to prevent poaching

South Africa has dehorned dozens of rhinos in three popular game parks, aiming to prevent armed poachers taking advantage of the post-COVID-19 crash in tourism to kill them for their horns. Soraya Ali reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy … Read more South Africa dehorns rhinos to prevent poaching

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Could the pandemic threaten the survival of Africa’s wildlife? | Inside Story

Africa’s wildlife is one of the continent’s biggest attractions. Game reserves and national parks welcome millions of visitors every year, who want to experience wild animals up close. They rely on that revenue to pay for conservation projects. But now, revenue flow has stopped entirely because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. And many rangers who protect … Read more Could the pandemic threaten the survival of Africa’s wildlife? | Inside Story

How the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening Africa’s wildlife – BBC News

A wildlife catastrophe is unfolding in Africa, according to park rangers and conservation experts. They say the closure of safari tourism, due to the coronavirus pandemic, is decimating the industry, and leading to an increase in poaching. The African tourism industry is worth almost $30 billion a year and employs almost four million people. Experts … Read more How the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening Africa’s wildlife – BBC News

‘We can’t afford to scale back’: South Africa fears rise in poaching threat amid Covid-19 lockdown

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Despite a country-wide lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa’s anti-poaching rangers remain on patrol, protecting one of the country’s most valuable resources at a time when conservationists fear a lack of tourists may be putting rare … Read more ‘We can’t afford to scale back’: South Africa fears rise in poaching threat amid Covid-19 lockdown

How Are African Nations Coping With The Continuing Spread Of COVID-19?

In this edition, as the World Health Organisation warns of an extremely ‘rapid evolution’ of COVID-19 on the continent, we see how various countries are dealing with the pandemic. And on a lighter note, the population of Black Rhinos is on the rise. Poaching in recent years has decimated their numbers, but now, they might … Read more How Are African Nations Coping With The Continuing Spread Of COVID-19?

South Africa’s rhino orphanage: A sanctuary in the war against poaching

At the start of the 20th century, there were half a million wild rhinoceros on the planet. Only 29,000 remain. Of these survivors, 80 percent are in South Africa where they’re still actively poached for their horns: 1,000 rhinos are slaughtered each year in the Rainbow Nation. This illegal and lucrative business supplies black markets in … Read more South Africa’s rhino orphanage: A sanctuary in the war against poaching

France: Poachers kill white rhino, hack off its horn after breaking into French zoo

Intruders at a French zoo shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns in a grisly overnight poaching incident, police and the zoo said Tuesday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more France: Poachers kill white rhino, hack off its horn after breaking into French zoo