Liuwa’s Sole Male Lion Found Dead

Liuwa’s Sole Male Lion Found Dead

It is with regret that African Parks Zambia announces that Liuwa Plain National Park’s sole male lion has died, probably as a result of poisoning or disease. The pride male’s carcass was found by park management close to Miyanda Pool in the east of the park on 16 September. GPS signals from his satellite collar…
Concerns raised that South Africa set to reduce protection for elephants

Concerns raised that South Africa set to reduce protection for elephants

At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards, it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending to remove all welfare-based provisions relating to elephants. The Department states that it is experiencing difficulties enforcing and implementing the Elephant Norms and…
Animal Planet set to double your tiger donations

Animal Planet set to double your tiger donations

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation ( DSWF ) and its TigerTime Campaign are aiming to create a huge ROAR for wild tigers around the world this autumn as part of the US-based 2014 R.O.A.R. Matching Campaign. The four-week campaign, launched by Animal Planet’s non-profit initiative R.O.A.R (which stands for Reach Out. Act. Respond) is hosted by GlobalGiving and…
Tusks from at least 94 dead elephants seized in Cameroon

Tusks from at least 94 dead elephants seized in Cameroon

Officials at Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport yesterday seized 200 tusks after locals provided the officials with a tip-off about the shipment. No arrests have yet been made and police are currently investigating the case. The supervising officer explained that it seems the tusks originated from the Southern part of Cameroon and possibly the border region with…
Asian countries commit to tackling wildlife crime at second annual meeting

Asian countries commit to tackling wildlife crime at second annual meeting

The three-day Second Annual Meeting of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) culminated today in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the eight South Asian countries finalized and endorsed the SAWEN Statute and updated their collaborative roadmap for fighting wildlife crime in South Asia. “Strengthening transboundary cooperation and collaboration for intra-country law enforcement initiatives through intelligence sharing…