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Great Elephant Census Reveals Massive Population Decline in African Savanna Elephants

Great Elephant Census Reveals Massive Population Decline in African Savanna Elephants

HONOLULU, Aug. 31, 2016 – The alarming results of the Great Elephant Census (GEC), the first-ever Africa-wide survey of savanna elephants, were announced on Wednesday at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.. The census shows a decline of 30 percent in African savanna elephant…

African lion and Mandrill honored with Discovery Endangered Species series of colorized silver coins

African lion and Mandrill honored with Discovery Endangered Species series of colorized silver coins

In an effort to bring greater awareness to the plight of various endangered animal species around the world, the Discovery Channel has partnered with Gainesville Coins to develop the Discovery Endangered Species series of colorized silver coins. The series will eventually be comprised of seven different sets, one for each of the world’s continents. The…

DANIEL FENTON IS WALKING 922KM IN THE HOPE FOR HORNS

DANIEL FENTON IS WALKING 922KM IN THE HOPE FOR HORNS

On the 1st of May, 23 year old game ranger Daniel Fenton, from Ngala Private game reserve in South Africa, started his 922km walk from Phinda Private Nature Reserve in Kwazulu Natal to Botswana’s Ramatlabama Border gate. The 45-day walk will raise awareness for his campaign “Hope for Horns” which was established to help ”Rhinos…

International Elephant Film Festival Winners announced at UN Headquarters on World Wildlife Day

International Elephant Film Festival Winners announced at UN Headquarters on World Wildlife Day

Celebrating World’s Best Elephant Films The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) teamed up in organizing an International Elephant Film Festival to raise global awareness of the various challenges facing the African and Asian elephants, as a highlight…

Legendary South African Vet Dr. Hym Ebedes Passes Away, Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

Legendary South African Vet Dr. Hym Ebedes Passes Away, Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

Dedicating 56 years of his life to animal welfare and conservation, South African vet Hymie Ebedes  became world-renowned for his expertise and pioneering work across not only the African continent, but also in countries such as China, Israel, Australia and Spain. Therefore, the 24th November 2015 will not just be the day a family unite…

Demise of Elephants and Honeyguide Foundation’s Conservation Efforts in Northern Tanzania

Demise of Elephants and Honeyguide Foundation’s Conservation Efforts in Northern Tanzania

I’ll never forget the first time I saw an elephant in the wild. It was in Kruger National Park, north east of Johannesburg, in 2006. On a tour bus of 14, I was by far the loudest as we trundled round a corner, on sandy terrain and almost ran into it. A magnificent beast, its…

Malawi: Another Ivory Burn Postponed

Malawi: Another Ivory Burn Postponed

The planned destruction of 2.6 tonnes of ivory was blocked yesterday by Tanzanian authorities who argued that the tusks were needed as evidence for prosecution of suspected poachers.    The ivory in question had been seized by Malawi Revenue Authority in 2013 from two wildlife traffickers, Patrick and Chauncy Kaunda, and the High Court of…

Ancient Egyptian raptor mummy from South Africa yields a world first

Ancient Egyptian raptor mummy from South Africa yields a world first

An ancient Egyptian raptor mummy from Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town has yielded a world first when researchers discovered the remains of at least two house mice and a small sparrow in its stomach. The discovery was made possible through digital 3D X-ray imaging at the CT scanner facility at Stellenbosch University….

Cecil the Lion’s Death and Blood Lions Movie Spark Global Outrage and Debate over Trophy Hunts

Cecil the Lion’s Death and Blood Lions Movie Spark Global Outrage and Debate over Trophy Hunts

Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer, an American dentist and recreational big-game hunter who paid about $55,000 for the privilege. The details of Cecil’s killing are disturbing — and they’re important for understanding why this has become such a controversy. The majestic lion was lured out of a national…