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Kenya lights world's biggest ivory bonfire, demands tusk trade ban

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the world's biggest ivory bonfire Saturday, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.

Kenya demands total ivory ban to stop elephant slaughter

Nanyuki - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild."To lose our elephants would be to lose a key part of the heritage that we hold in trust.

Kenya's mega ivory piles 'will burn even if it snows'

Nairobi - Eleven towering piles of ivory rise above the savannah grasslands of Nairobi National Park, ready to be burned Saturday in a symbolic grand gesture against the trade threatening elephants with extinction.

Tracking elephants as new railway cuts Kenya

Voi - Dangling from a helicopter with a high powered rifle, a Kenyan vet fires drugged darts at elephants to sedate them so they can be fitted with satellite collars.Ten minutes after the elephant is darted, the lumbering creature stumbles, and falls asleep....

Ivory trucks arrive in Kenyan capital for mass burning

Nairobi - Truckloads of elephant tusks arrived in the Kenyan capital Friday, collected from across the east African nation ahead of the world's biggest burning of ivory later this month.

Sights of spring along a Hertfordshire waterway Special

Stanstead - Spring, as they say, has sprung and what better time to explore the delights of the English countryside? Digital Journal's London-based reporter takes a wander along the River Lee.

Successful reintroduction of the lynx in Spain

Madrid - A successful captive breeding program has tripled numbers of lynx in Spain. Based on this, attempts may be undertaken to reintroduce the cat into the U.K.

Kenya ivory amnesty ahead of record-breaking tusk burning

Nairobi - Kenya on Wednesday launched a three-week amnesty to hand in ivory and rhino horn ahead of the world's biggest burning of ivory next month.

Cambodia rescues half a tonne of smuggled tortoises, pythons

Kandal - Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a tonne of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers, a forestry official said Tuesday, the latest haul in a country with a thriving illegal wildlife trade.

Searching for the last lions in Nigeria

- Under a starless night sky in Yankari Game Reserve, Martial Kiki stands on the back of a battered pick-up truck searching for the last lions in Nigeria.

Night-flying drones combat Africa's poaching problem

Wildlife conservationists fighting poaching in Africa are being assisted from on high — by unmanned aerial drones that expose poachers. The drones are also helping to stabilize the tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by wildlife deaths.

An elephant returns to Somalia for first time in 20 years

Nairobi - An elephant marched hundreds of kilometres and briefly crossed into Somalia this month marking the first time the animal has been seen in the country in 20 years, conservationists said Wednesday.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to Russian steppes

Moscow - If the world's only surviving wild horses had a say in the matter, they might opt for a cosy stable and fresh daily oats, scientists studying them joke.

'Alarming' rise in S. Sudan wildlife slaughter: Conservationists

Juba - All sides in South Sudan's civil war have slaughtered wildlife including elephant, giraffe and antelope, conservationists said Thursday, warning huge efforts must be made to protect the surviving animal population.

Kenya's canine cops sniff out illegal ivory

Nairobi - Burrowing deep into a huge pile of jumbled luggage, Dick the dog wags his tail, pawing at a small green rucksack: inside is the hand-sized tip of an elephant's tusk.

Asian wildlife traders harness social media: Conservationists

Kuala Lumpur - Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are increasingly being used in Asia as platforms for the illegal trade in a range of threatened species such as orangutan and sun bears, conservation groups said Thursday.

South African private army protects world's largest rhino farm

- The world's largest rhino farm looks like a vast fortress and is guarded by a private army.

Kenya lions 'back in park' after city visit: Rangers

Nairobi - Four lions who went on the prowl in Kenya's capital Nairobi after escaping from a national park have returned to the reserve, rangers said Saturday, after a day-long hunt for the big cats.

Panic as lions on the loose in Kenyan capital

Nairobi - Wildlife rangers on Friday hunted for two lions who escaped from Nairobi's national park and meandered into "highly populated" areas of the Kenyan capital.

In Congo, a war for Africa's elephants

Yambio - André Migifuloyo and Djuma Uweko lived together, worked together and last October died together fighting to protect Congo's elephants from voracious ivory-seeking poachers.

Tanzanians jailed for British wildlife pilot murder

Dar Es Salaam - Four Tanzanians facing trial for the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down have been jailed for 20 years for possessing firearms, lawyers said Friday.

Pakistan's Supreme Court overturns ban on hunting rare bird

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court Friday overturned its decision to ban the hunting of the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac.

Japan slammed for fuelling illegal ivory trade

Toukyo - A conservation group slammed Japan Thursday for fuelling illegal ivory trading and smuggling through poor law enforcement.

Fleeing burglar killed by gator in Florida lake: Police

Miami - An 11-foot- (3.5 meter-) long alligator killed a burglary suspect who apparently jumped into a Florida lake to evade arrest, police said on Tuesday.

Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction: experts

Singapore - More than half the world's primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned Tuesday, as they called for urgent action to protect mankind's closest living relatives.

Should wolves, grey whales and lynxes make a come back?

Aberdeen - Should species that have long disappeared be reintroduced into a territory or country? The answer is yes, according to the campaign group Rewilding Britain.

BP agrees to settle claims from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

New Orleans - Oil giant BP Plc has agreed to pay nearly $19 billion in penalties to U.S. and state agencies to resolve claims still outstanding from a 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 and ravaged the southern U.S. coastline.

War of words continues over badger cull

London - The U.K. government is pushing ahead with its badger culls throughout England. However, in Wales, where there is devolved government, the authorities are administering vaccinations instead. The difference is about responding to the risk of tuberculosis.

Second Yellowstone visitor injured in bison encounter

Yellowstone Park was the scene of another bison encounter on Tuesday, when an Australian tourist got way too close to a bison and ended up being tossed. He was lucky, unlike the young lady mauled to death by a lion while on safari in Africa.

Tanzania elephants suffer 'catastrophic decline'

Arusha - Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a "catastrophic decline" of around 60 percent over the last five years, leading wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC said Tuesday.
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