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Africa: Three Years in the Wild
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, Africa, wilderness, bush, interesting, environment, animals, culture )

- 76 days ago -
If you've ever dreamed of quitting your office job and exploring the wild, read this.
Is the Trade in Bush Meat and Apes Responsible for the Ebola Virus?
Animals  (tags: wildlife, slaughter, killing, law, ethics, extinction, cruelty, death, animalcruelty )

- 76 days ago -
Bats are a popular food in West Africa. I remember seeing their flayed, smoked carcasses looking like macabre crucifixions on wooden crosses sold in railway stations and by the roadside when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire many years ago.
African Grey Parrots - Shades of Grey
Animals  (tags: wildlife, parrots, wildlife trade, suffering, endangered, cruelty, crime, animalrights )

- 88 days ago -
The journey from a bustling forest community to solitary life in your living room.
Kenya: Police Seize Sh33 Million Ivory Destined for Malaysia
Animals  (tags: wildlife, slaughter, elephants, ivory )

- 93 days ago -
Police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have seized a huge consignment of ivory which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bridleless Wyatt Is a Racetrack Wonder
Animals  (tags: animals, horses, rescued, protection )

- 96 days ago -
What I want people to understand is that horses are not dumb animals. We want to show people how smart they are. And people notice him. Wherever we go, he draws a crowd. And he stops and pricks his ears and poses for the camera.
Kenya Escapes CITES Wildlife Sanctions
Animals  (tags: wildlife, suffering, protection, habitat, endangered, conservation, extinction, investigation )

- 96 days ago -
Kenya has escaped CITES sanctions after being struck off the list of worst offenders who were not doing enough to tackle the illegal ivory trade.
Transforming Lion Killers Into 'Lion Guardians'
Animals  (tags: wildlife, Lions, protection, habitat, humans, environment, ethics )

- 96 days ago -
The lion is iconic," said Hazzah, who started Lion Guardians in 2007. "If there are no lions left in Africa, it will have a significant effect. ... We could lose a lot more than just the lion."
Mozambique: Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique Over Elephant, Rhino Poaching
Animals  (tags: wildlife, slaughter, killing, law, extinction, ethics, cruelty, death )

- 98 days ago -
Investigators say substantial evidence exists of Mozambique's failure to abide by international conventions against wildlife trafficking, including to back up allegations of state complicity.
South Africa: Poacher's 77-Year Sentence Welcomed
Animals  (tags: wildlife, rhino, murderm, slaughter, killing, ethics, crime )

- 98 days ago -
Chauke and two accomplices, who entered the Kruger National Park illegally on 23 April 2011, were armed with an unlicensed 9mm pistol, as well as a hunting rifle. They shot three rhino, killing the adult bull and badly wounding the cow and a calf
Kenya: 390 Jumbos Killed a Year
Animals  (tags: wildlife, slaughter, killed, extinction, cruelty, animalcruelty )

- 100 days ago -
The country loses 390 elephants a year on average to poachers, the Kenya Wildlife Service says.
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