S.Africa to ban breeding and hunting lions in captivity
South Africa on Sunday revealed plans to ban the breeding of lions in captivity for trophy hunting or for tourists to pet, in a bid to promote a more ""authentic"" experience.
Rangers battle human encroachment in Sudan's biggest park
Tucked away by the Ethiopian border, Sudan's Dinder National Park boasts the country's most diverse wildlife, but rangers face a daily battle to protect it as human encroachment mounts.
Investigation: Criminality Thrives in Botswana’s Donkey Skin Trade
Donkeys skin is in demand as it is processed into “ejiao” gelatin, one of the most valuable substances in traditional Chinese medicine, which is used in anti-ageing products like face creams.
China’s mixed messages on wildlife trade since Covid-19
The consumption of wildlife has been banned but many species are still threatened by traditional Chinese medicine.
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South Africa’s Live Wild Animal Trade to China Exposed
Chimpanzees, Bengal tigers, wolves, wild dogs and lions are among thousands of endangered wild animals exported from South Africa to China, sometimes in contravention of regulations imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), often in shameful conditions.
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Zimbabwe Government Responds to Public Outrage Over Chinese Coal Mining in Hwange National Park
In a surprise reversal, the Zimbabwean government announced an immediate ban on all mining activities in the country’s five national parks.
Chinese gangs fuel illegal South Africa abalone trade: report
Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa.
Court battle looms over coal mining at Hwange National Park
An environmental lobby group has taken the Zimbabwean government and its Chinese partner to court in a bid to stop a joint coal mining operation in the heart of Hwange National Park.
Chinese invade Hwange National Park to mine for coal
TWO Chinese companies are reportedly exploring for coal in the protected Hwange National Park, raising concerns from wildlife activists.