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Elephant poaching in Africa down, but still far too high: CITES

The illegal killing of African elephants for their ivory seems to have fallen from record peaks but poaching of the animal is...

Tanzania seized $2 million worth of elephant ivory in June

Tanzanian police said on Tuesday it had seized elephant ivory worth more than $2 million (1.5 million pounds) and arrested nine suspected...

Tanzania denies elephants could disappear from reserves with six years

Tanzania on Wednesday rejected findings by conservationists who said elephants could disappear from a reserve there within six years due to "industrial...

Ex-Minnesota college professor fined $500,000 for smuggling ivory

A former Minnesota philosophy professor was fined $500,000 on Monday for smuggling elephant ivory and illegally exporting rhinoceros horns from the United...

Tanzania court jails two Chinese men for ivory smuggling

Tanzania has sentenced two Chinese men to 35 years each in jail for ivory smuggling, local media reported on Saturday, the latest...

Zimbabwe ranger mistakenly kills Italian father and son in wildlife park

An Italian father and son have been shot dead by a ranger in a wildlife park in Zimbabwe, the parks and wildlife...

Tanzania launches manhunt after poachers kill British helicopter pilot

Tanzanian authorities have launched a manhunt after poachers shot down a helicopter and its British pilot during an operation to track down...

Weapons trafficking and poaching

A senior researcher at the Small Arms Survey, Khristopher Carlson, told a UN meeting the systematic tracing of ammunition found at particularly,...

China donates 40 vehicles, equipment to boost Zim anti-poaching operations

The Chinese government has donated 40 new vehicles and equipment to improve the counter-poaching and conservation capabilities of Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife...

Germany donates Husky aircraft to Tanzania to fight poaching

The German government has donated two Husky fixed wing light aircraft to Tanzania National Parks and Tanzania Wildlife Authority in an effort...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...