Tag: poaching

Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree
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Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 28, 2020

Thirty-seven Chinese gang nationals have been arrested in Uganda for unlawful possession of illegal wildlife species. Three of them, according ... Read More

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting
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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
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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

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress
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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
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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
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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

Tourism teacher holds Spirit of Hospitality workshop in Cambodian Jungle
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Tourism teacher holds Spirit of Hospitality workshop in Cambodian Jungle

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism ... Read More

“An inspirational story”:  Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018
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“An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019

The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk
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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
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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

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines
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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

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking
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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

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea
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Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster ... Read More

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening
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New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening

editor editor- February 13, 2019

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila,  has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern ... Read More

World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade
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World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket
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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
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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
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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

Suspicious baggage leads to arrest of Vietnam poachers on Thailand trips
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Suspicious baggage leads to arrest of Vietnam poachers on Thailand trips

editor editor- January 23, 2019

New findings from a three-month investigation reveal professional gangs were dispatched across Thailand’s borders to target the Kingdom’s wild tigers. ... Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region
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A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to ... Read More

Wildlife protectionists urge Obama to discuss elephant poaching in Africa
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Wildlife protectionists urge Obama to discuss elephant poaching in Africa

editor editor- June 12, 2013

TANZANIA (eTN) – The escalating crisis on the poaching of elephants and trade of bloody ivory from Africa is a ... Read More

Kenya Wildlife Service seniors face suspension and redeployment
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Kenya Wildlife Service seniors face suspension and redeployment

editor editor- February 7, 2013

(eTN) - Kenyans will be waking up to stark news of significant changes at the Kenya Wildlife Service, which is ... Read More

Mombasa tourism industry marches against poaching menace
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Mombasa tourism industry marches against poaching menace

editor editor- February 6, 2013

(eTN) - Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association (MCTA) Chairman Mohammed Hersi, also Area General Manager Coast for Sarova Hotels in ... Read More

Official: Botswana tourist firms aid poachers
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Official: Botswana tourist firms aid poachers

editor editor- November 14, 2012

Botswana Defence Force spokesman Major Bernard Regalase maintains that anti-poaching operations that members of the BDF have been engaged in ... Read More

Tanzania seeks support from US to protect wildlife parks
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Tanzania seeks support from US to protect wildlife parks

editor editor- October 12, 2012

TANZANIA (eTN) - After meeting Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr. Read More

Poaching threatens Africa elephants and tourism
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Poaching threatens Africa elephants and tourism

editor editor- October 5, 2012

TANZANIA (eTN) - Making a visit in Tanzanian wildlife parks, elephants make one out of five attractions tourists would like ... Read More

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day shines spotlight on tragedy
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WTM World Responsible Tourism Day shines spotlight on tragedy

editor editor- September 6, 2012

African elephant and rhinoceros, mercilessly and illegally being poached to near extinction, are the focus of this year’s WTM World ... Read More

Harsher penalties in the making for poaching in Tanzania
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Harsher penalties in the making for poaching in Tanzania

editor editor- April 18, 2011

(eTN) - Recently, the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania (WCFT) held it's annual fundraising dinner in Dar es Salaam. Read More

Kenya adopts no-tolerance policy against poaching
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Kenya adopts no-tolerance policy against poaching

editor editor- May 24, 2010

Kenya has started a no tolerance policy against poaching and is cracking down hard in order to protect its lucrative ... Read More

Southern Sudan Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism says stop poaching or else
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Southern Sudan Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism says stop poaching or else

editor editor- February 8, 2010

The Undersecretary (elsewhere referred to as a Permanent Secretary) in the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, Prof. Read More

Tanzania provokes yet more controversy with EAC neighbors
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Tanzania provokes yet more controversy with EAC neighbors

editor editor- November 3, 2009

It was learned that Tanzania has broken ranks with its East African neighbors over the ban of trade in ivory ... Read More

Congo Brazzaville accused over wanton gorilla poaching
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Congo Brazzaville accused over wanton gorilla poaching

editor editor- September 19, 2009

Investigative reporters working hand in hand with key international conservation NGOs have launched a broadside against the government in Congo ... Read More

Tanzania aiming to curve poaching
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Tanzania aiming to curve poaching

editor editor- May 6, 2009

Arusha, Tanzania (eTN) - Overwhelmed by an upsurge of game poaching, the Tanzania regime has announced to hire soldiers who ... Read More

Poachers still threatening tourism
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Poachers still threatening tourism

editor editor- May 22, 2008

A new report has shown that Kenya's wildlife dependent tourism industry is still threatened by illegal poaching activities. The Kenya ... Read More

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