Almost mythical okapi fights to survive in the Congo

The almost mythical okapi – described as half-zebra and half giraffe is so rare that it has remained a secret since the turn of the 20th century and can only be found inhabiting in the … Read More “Almost mythical okapi fights to survive in the Congo”

‘Crazy Russian’ rakes in millions arranging hunts of endangered animals

Referred to as the “crazy Russian”, George Ragozin, 45, makes more than one-and-a-half-million dollars a year arranging hunting tours so that his wealthy clients can hunt exotic animals including endangered species. Are you feeling sick … Read More “‘Crazy Russian’ rakes in millions arranging hunts of endangered animals”

Nearly 90 elephants killed at Botswana sanctuary for their tusks

In a protected Botswana sanctuary, the bodies of 87 elephants, stripped of their tusks have been killed these past few weeks. According to the conservation group, Elephants Without Borders, five rare white rhinos were … Read More “Nearly 90 elephants killed at Botswana sanctuary for their tusks”

Three poachers out to kill rhinos eaten by pride of hungry lions

The scattered remains of three poachers sneaking into the Sibuya Game Reserve in Eastern Province, South Africa to slaughter rhinos were found on Tuesday  and assumed to have been eaten by a pride of hungry … Read More “Three poachers out to kill rhinos eaten by pride of hungry lions”

Hunter shoots elephant in Zimbabwe fitted with radio collar

A huge bull elephant was shot dead by a Russian trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, even though the animal had been wearing a radio collar universally known as a research tag and considered unethical to shoot. … Read More “Hunter shoots elephant in Zimbabwe fitted with radio collar”

Despite Trump calling big game hunting ‘horror’ council promotes killing

On Friday, a federal government council met for the first time to begin efforts to advise Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on how to improve public awareness concerning the benefits of big game hunting here and … Read More “Despite Trump calling big game hunting ‘horror’ council promotes killing”

Trump administration reversing promise to ban elephant hunt trophies into US

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it will now consider permits for elephant hunt trophies from African nations on a “case by case basis” – reversing President Trump’s earlier promises to maintain a … Read More “Trump administration reversing promise to ban elephant hunt trophies into US”

Trump expresses doubt about overturning policy allowing elephant trophies in U.S.

On Sunday evening, President Trump expressed more doubt about overturning the previous 2014 policy enacted by President Obama concerning big game and elephant trophies shot for sport to be imported into the United States.

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Elephant and lion trophies brought back to U.S. legal again says Trump

In another reversal of an Obama policy, prohibiting the importation of endangered animals back to the United States, has been overturned by the Trump administration. The restrictions were put in place to discourage the hunting … Read More “Elephant and lion trophies brought back to U.S. legal again says Trump”

Rhino fights back: Turns tables and injures suspected poacher

In what has been called a “reversal of fortune” one rhino fought back last week in the southwest African nation of Namibia. When animal poaching seems to be at its worst, local media reported one … Read More “Rhino fights back: Turns tables and injures suspected poacher”