Situation Critical for Zimbabwe Wildlife

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In Zimbabwe, activists claim impoverished Zimbabweans are killing elephants and eating them. Tags: bush meat poaching zimbabwe wildlife War and chaos is bad for everyone, human and non-human. Out-of-control poaching is apparently wiping out all sort of wildlife, including hippos.

Dramatic Elephant Rescue

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This elephant was saved from drowning in a manmade structure in a Zimbabwe national park by a team that is using drones to deter poaching. The rescue was made by the Air Shepherd team in Zimbabwe’s vast Hwange National Park.

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Crime Gang Dealing in Rhino Horn and Elephant Ivory

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From the African Conservation Foundation.the story was actually published earlier in August, but still worth posting A shocking undercover journey reveals that a poaching cartel known as ‘The Crocodile Gang’, led by Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, is slaughtering rhinos and elephants to fulfill ‘requests’ for horn and ivory. This is big, scary business out there, not some struggling poor people trying to survive.

China Gets to Buy Elephant Ivory

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It will allow China to bid for more than 100 tonnes of ivory stockpiled in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe through culling and natural deaths. I don't know how to call this one.will it help or hurt the elephant population in the long run? Either way, I hate these incredibly intelligent animals being "harvested" as "product." The UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Geneva voted in favour of China becoming a licensed importer.