Tag: elephants

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24 0

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14 0

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10 0

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, ... Read More

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock breaks 7,7 billion barrier

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock breaks 7,7 billion barrier

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 15:30 0

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock, based on estimates by the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, has this week reached the historic figure ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15 0

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by ... Read More

Gleam of hope for tourism

Gleam of hope for tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019 23:05 0

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and the two Presidents of both ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03 0

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed ... Read More

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 07:54 0

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act of self-defense', backtracking on an ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00 0

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:17 0

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying from pro hunting and culling ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Secretary: More visitors and fewer dead elephants

Kenya’s Tourism Secretary: More visitors and fewer dead elephants

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:30 0

Last year, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Tourism Najib Balala met his goal of welcoming over two million visitors to Kenya during his term in office ... Read More

Best honeymoon destinations for every zodiac sign in 2019

Best honeymoon destinations for every zodiac sign in 2019

editor editor- March 5, 2019 20:25 0

Find the best honeymoon destinations for your zodiac sign in 2019 right here. There should be no difficulty finding the right location if you are ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019 13:53 0

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, a further decline from 131,600 ... Read More

Elephant Mud Fun: Tourists can get down and dirty with friendly elephants at Bali Zoo

Elephant Mud Fun: Tourists can get down and dirty with friendly elephants at Bali Zoo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 21:25 0

Bali Zoo introduced a grand new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day attraction allowing guests to get down and dirty with the friendly Sumatran elephants while ... Read More

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:20 0

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been chopped ... Read More

China tells Mt Everest tourists to clean up after themselves

China tells Mt Everest tourists to clean up after themselves

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 00:47 0

An official from the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) said that Mt Everest climbers “will now be required to carry all their waste out with them.” ... Read More

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 7, 2019 01:48 0

Ever since Miss Uganda won the coveted Miss World Africa in China on December 8, 2018, several organizers have come up with genres of beauty ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 20:20 0

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that this week, uncovered a major ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous – largest wildlife park in Africa

German parliament discuss the future of Selous – largest wildlife park in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 29, 2019 02:36 0

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous, the largest wildlife park in Africa

German parliament discuss the future of Selous, the largest wildlife park in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2019 00:35 0

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019 21:44 0

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board of the Asian Eco-Tourism Network. Read More

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian  coast in Lampung

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian coast in Lampung

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 00:59 0

A deadly tsunami hit Lampung in Indonesia Sunday Morning. Dozens of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches in Lampung and Banten. Lampung ... Read More

What animal is so big, it got its own Travel Mart?

What animal is so big, it got its own Travel Mart?

editor editor- December 6, 2018 16:06 0

A new event seeks to raise awareness of growing global interest in ecotourism and at the same time, create opportunities that benefit this mammal, the ... Read More

Elephants could stall Commonwealth Games bid

Elephants could stall Commonwealth Games bid

editor editor- July 18, 2011 05:48 0

Sri Lanka could lose the bid for the Commonwealth Games if strong environmental activists’ concerns for about 200 elephants becoming endangered go unheard by the ... Read More

Elephant beauty pageant held in Nepali tourist hotspot

Elephant beauty pageant held in Nepali tourist hotspot

editor editor- December 29, 2010 05:06 0

A beauty pageant of elephants was held at Sauraha in Chitwan, a tourist hotspot destination in central Nepal as part of a three-day elephant festival. Read More

Cowboys and elephants

Cowboys and elephants

editor editor- October 1, 2010 06:23 0

CHIANG RAI - There was something strangely reassuring sitting bareback high above a four-ton Asian elephant in the northern reaches of Thailand. Read More

Revisiting “The Gathering” of elephants at Minneriya National Park

editor editor- August 9, 2010 10:02 0

SRI LANKA (eTN) - Recently, I spent some time in the cultural triangle area, after quite a long lay-off of about 7-9 months. Read More

President of Sri Lanka Tourist Hotels Association shares his love for and knowledge of elephants

President of Sri Lanka Tourist Hotels Association shares his love for and knowledge of elephants

editor editor- May 4, 2010 06:22 0

Srilal Miththapala, president of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, is a wildlife and elephant enthusiast, and he was recently invited to give a ... Read More

Tanzania and Zambia application to sell ivory rejected

Tanzania and Zambia application to sell ivory rejected

editor editor- March 24, 2010 03:02 0

It was confirmed overnight from Doha that the biannual CITES meeting has indeed rejected the sale application for ivory from Tanzania and Zambia, a move ... Read More

Where elephants rule

Where elephants rule

editor editor- February 26, 2010 03:48 0

Elephant Sands is 54 km north of Nata, Botswana. Set in the wilderness not far from the road, the elephants have come to call this ... Read More

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