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Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

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

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019

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

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

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

Gleam of hope for tourism

mm Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019

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

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019

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

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019

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

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019

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

Best honeymoon destinations for every zodiac sign in 2019

editor editor- March 5, 2019

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

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019

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

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019

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

China tells Mt Everest tourists to clean up after themselves

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019

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

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 7, 2019

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

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019

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

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

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 29, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2019

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

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

editor editor- January 14, 2019

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board ... Read More

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian coast in Lampung

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018

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

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

editor editor- December 6, 2018

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

Elephants could stall Commonwealth Games bid

editor editor- July 18, 2011

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

Elephant beauty pageant held in Nepali tourist hotspot

editor editor- December 29, 2010

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

Cowboys and elephants

editor editor- October 1, 2010

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

Revisiting “The Gathering” of elephants at Minneriya National Park

editor editor- August 9, 2010

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

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

editor editor- May 4, 2010

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

Tanzania and Zambia application to sell ivory rejected

editor editor- March 24, 2010

It was confirmed overnight from Doha that the biannual CITES meeting has indeed rejected the sale application for ivory from ... Read More

Where elephants rule

editor editor- February 26, 2010

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

Southern Africa’s elephants: treasured killers

editor editor- November 9, 2009

Katubya, Zambia - Here's how to pitch this (true) story to Hollywood: Ordinary guy named John, ordinary Sunday, cycling home ... Read More

Tourist trampled by Indian elephants

editor editor- August 17, 2009

A retired schoolteacher from France has been trampled to death by wild elephants in southern India, forest officials say. Read More

Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists

editor editor- December 9, 2008

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia began inviting tourists to visit its dwindling elephant herd on Monday as part of efforts to ... Read More

Tourists seen as a lifeline for Laos elephants

editor editor- April 2, 2008

Laos, once known as the Land of a Million Elephants, faces warnings from conservationists that it could lose its herds ... Read More

Elephants as casualties of war in Sri Lanka

editor editor- March 25, 2008

(eTN) - Conservationists around the world are again breathing uneasy following word that Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war has caused ... Read More