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For the first time, suspected poachers can now be tracked through tests for traces of human DNA on deer remains, according to scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and the Scottish Police. 

These children's parents have enlisted in a program where their 100 acres will remain unfenced, no subdivisions no land sales, no retaliatory killings of wildlife in event of predation, in return for $4/acre! It generates the little income that allows these kids to go to school. For now these payments allow the Maasai to retain their pastoral way of life, but in the medium and long term it will not compete with value of the land for development, quarrying or many other land uses. Photo by: Paula Kahumbu.

A herd of Kenyan elephants responsible for property and agricultural destruction in the village of Narok, have been transported 100 kilometers south of the town, to the relief of local villager

34 Iain Douglas-Hamilton in reference to the article sent around yesterday entitled: The Senseless and Horrific Death of Hope.

A key segment of the new Nat Geo Wild documentary Blood Ivory – which will be screened again in the US tomorrow (September 24) – was shot in Kenya

Kenyan rangers on Thursday began relocating 50 rampaging elephants to the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve to stem rising human deaths and property destruction in outlying villages.

Organization Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation, Education and Community Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Funds Researchers to Help Resolve Human/Lion Conflict

Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned waterholes in five game reserves to kill animals, say wildlife officials.

The Kenya Wildlife Service is up in arms over a plan to change one of the largest ranches adjoining Amboseli National Park from an agricultural into an industrial zone, saying it threatens one of East Africa’s biggest wildlife spectacles.

Founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt in urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa, Big Life Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems.

The Chairman of the Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association, Mohamed Hersi, has made sweeping accusations against a reported crackdown by Kenya's Transport Licensing Board’s (TLB) personnel engaged in road blocks and vehicle checks in the area around Voi, a popular crossroad from Mombasa into Tsavo East National Park, the Taita/Taveta area, and Tsavo West.

Thirty elephant tusks of undetermined value were impounded at the port of Mombasa en route Hong Kong on Wednesday evening.

Poaching for ivory and rhino horn is on the increase throughout Africa and the lenient punishment for poachers has failed to stop them. In Kenya, many elephants and rhinos have been killed by repeat poachers, often within weeks of their arrest and paying the meager fines that are defined by the law.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will move about 50 elephants from Narok North to the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, about 80 km southwest of Nairobi to mitigate escalating human wildlife conflict in the area, said a statement from KWS on Wednesday.

ZULU King Goodwill Zweli-thini has condemned the killing of rhinos, saying that wildlife and the environment were critical for the well-being of the nation

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