The African continent is blessed with an amazing variety of wildlife. However, many Southern African countries are battling severe challenges with wildlife poaching where illegal trade in pangolins, rhino horns and elephant tusks continue to escalate despite strong cooperation between member states. The Republic of
While the whole world has been rejoicing over the emergence of wildlife in empty streets during the worldwide coronavirus lockdowns, poaching incidents in Africa have seen a concerning rise. Although poaching is quite common in Africa, poachers have encroached land they normally wouldn’t venture on
Spotted first in 2017, two extremely rare white giraffes have been killed by poachers in Kenya. Rangers found the carcasses of the animals in a village in northeastern Kenya’s Garissa County. The conservancy is in a vast unfenced area with several villages in its vicinity,
Some 20 years ago, Kerala’s Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) was constantly troubled by the poachers and smugglers. Forest officials were unable to catch the culprits as they knew every nook and corner of the 777 sq. km. sanctuary like the back of their hands. Poaching
It’s hard to comprehend what has made humans lose their humanity. The crimes against wildlife seem to have escalated despite many laws and punishment agendas. In a heart-wrenching incident, the carcass of a leopard was found on Wardha – Mandwa road with its head and
The scientists have created a fake rhino horn – identical to the authentic rhino horn in appearance and form. This invention, the scientists believe, could be used to swamp the rhino horn market with the fake horns, creating confusion and a price drop that would
The national bird of India, one of the most colorful birds species in the bird, is in danger as poachers and farmers seem to enjoy liberty for even mass killing in states like Rajasthan. In this series, recently five more peacocks were found dead in
Forest officers ordered to shoot-at-sight at Corbett Tiger Reserve – is it the right anti-poaching measure?
On the lines of Kaziranga National Park, authorities at the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) in Uttarakhand, India have issued orders to forest staff to shoot suspected poachers at sight. The severe anti-poaching measures have been taken “to prevent unlawful killing of big cats in the
Poachers electrocute tigress in Indian Tiger Reserve, Now dummy mother comforts, feeds 3 rescued cubs
A tigress, mother of three cubs, found dead on January 19, 2017 in the Bandhavgarh National Tiger Reserve in central Indian state Madhya Pradesh. The reserve is known for dense population of royal Bengal Tigers. Five poachers had electrocuted her. The culprits were arrested. The
Nabire, a 32-years-old northern female white rhinoceros, died at the Dvur Kralove Zoo after suffering complications from the rupture of a large cyst.