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Report identifies role-players in wildlife crime ecosystem

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Game rangers, vets, casino staff, construction and transport industry workers, as well as customs and other government officials, have been identified as role-players in...

Joint operation nets illegal wildlife trader

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The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), has commended the arrest of a Vietnamese national in connection with the illegal trade in...

Safeguarding Botswana’s living treasures

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Botswana is taking a comprehensive approach to safeguard one of its most valuable resources — its wildlife. Botswana’s commitment to its diverse and majestic wildlife...

SADC committed to fighting wildlife crime

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What started three years ago as a semi-localised anti-poaching initiative by four Southern African Development community (SADC) countries has grown to include...

Joint SADC border patrols envisaged to track down wildlife poachers

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South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa wants to see the Southern African Development Community (SADC) expand its conservation and anti-poaching efforts...

Wildlife criminals arrested in Malawi

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Two of East Africa's most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in a joint operation co-ordinated by Interpol. Brothers Chancy and Patrick Kaunda of...

Horns, guns and drugs: the real cost of wildlife crime

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The number of poaching incidents has tripled in Southern Africa over the past seven years endangering lives, threatening communities and undermining local...

Hong Kong role in wildlife smuggling in spotlight

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African rangers detailed harrowing first-hand tales of elephant poaching at a public hearing in Hong Kong, the latest attempt to halt wildlife...

Moves to save part of west Africa’s last big wildlife refuge

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Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve,...

Interpol takes aim at environmental crime

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A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber earlier this month resulted in the identification of almost 900 suspects...

IATA tool will help in battle to stop endangered species trafficking

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an airport wildlife trafficking assessment tool it says will help defeat smugglers of endangered...

Kenya plans poaching crackdown

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) plans to install boundary alarm systems and employ an additional 1 000 game rangers to protect national...

Tanzania suspends officials over wildlife smuggling

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Tanzania has suspended its director of wildlife and two other officials over the illegal export of more than 100 live animals and...

Namibia bush meat trade could save its wildlife-study

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It isn't often that conservation groups urge hunting game as a way to save wildlife, but according to one such group, Namibia...

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