Poaching decimating elephant tally in Africa

Jan 4, 2014

Poaching decimating elephant tally in Africa

Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population within a decade, conservation groups warned last month as governments met in Botswana to discuss measures to curb poaching. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across the continent in 2012, as poaching reached “unacceptably ...

Rhino poaching nearly outpaces births

Nov 30, 2013

Rhino poaching nearly outpaces births

by Kerry Sheridan

Deaths of rhinos by poaching are fast approaching a tipping point, with the number of endangered creatures killed annually nearly outnumbering births for the first time, international experts warned last month. South Africa is the epicenter of the crisis, with a record 827 black ...

Jun 22, 2013

Fighting the poachers on Africa's thin green line

by David Smith

Esnart Paundi rarely smiled for the camera. One old photo shows her wearing her ranger’s camouflage fatigues and a pensive expression as she crouches beside a mound of bushmeat and three despondent poachers, one handcuffed. In another she is in a black leather jacket ...