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263 elephants translocated in Malawi to keep parks healthy

263 elephants translocated in Malawi to keep parks healthy

By Independent Online (IOL) Conservationists have successfully translocated more than 260 elephants to Kasungu National Park in Malawi. Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and African Parks (AP) announced that the mission was completed on schedule this weekend, with 263 elephants moved to Kasungu National Park. The translocation is part of a national conservation initiative to maintain healthy habitats in Malawi’s national parks, establish viable elephant populations and ensure the prosperity of local communities living...

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Uganda’s parks teeming with wildlife as conservation efforts pay off

Uganda’s parks teeming with wildlife as conservation efforts pay off

By Africanews Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda's most popular tourist destinations. The park located in the southwestern part of Uganda is home to over 95 different species of mammals, and over 600 species of birds. Queen Elizabeth National park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and is the only national park in Uganda that contains human enclaves inside its protected area. There are 11 fishing villages inside the park. Uganda's biodiversity was hit hard by the different political instability that rocked the country in the 70s and 80s, some species became extinct....

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Officials seize more than 280 pieces of ivory from Hong Kong shop, biggest haul since trade banned last year

Officials seize more than 280 pieces of ivory from Hong Kong shop, biggest haul since trade banned last year

By Ezra Cheung, The South China Morning Post More than 280 pieces of suspected ivory have been seized from a Hong Kong shop, government officials announced on Thursday. It was the biggest haul of elephant ivory since its possession, importation and re-export was outlawed last year. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, which carried out the raid and seized 284 items at the store in the Yau Tsim Mong district in Kowloon, said it had carried out inspections on Wednesday and given a warning to the shop before officials acted. “The government is committed to the protection of...

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South Africa: ‘Wildlife warrior’ and game ranger Anton Mzimba shot dead

South Africa: ‘Wildlife warrior’ and game ranger Anton Mzimba shot dead

By Cebelihle Bhengu - News24 Timbavati's head of ranger services, Anton Mzimba, was shot dead on Tuesday.Timbavati Private Nature Reserve hailed Mzimba as a passionate and dedicated ranger.Police have yet to confirm the circumstances around the shooting.  Game ranger Anton Mzimba, who fought poaching efforts over the years to keep wildlife safe, was shot and killed this week. Details around the shooting are sketchy and police have yet to confirm what happened. The Timbavati Game Private Nature Reserve said Mzimba, 42, their "wildlife warrior", died on Tuesday. Timbavati said it was...

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