Monthly Archives: March 2010

EU, UK favour Dar’s ivory sale bid

EU, UK favour Dar’s ivory sale bid (Tanzania) CATHERINE RIUNGU, East African March 22 2010 In a surprise turn of events, Tanzania is this week likely to win its bid to sell its stockpile of ivory, estimated to be worth $15 million. The vote on Tanzania’s proposal to be allowed to sell its ivory stockpile […]

Kenya wins the first round on ivory

via Melissa Groo Kenya wins the first round on ivory WALTER MENYA, Daily Nation March 18 2010 Elephants were thrown a life line on Thursday after it emerged that Tanzania’s proposal to be allowed to sell ivory is likely to be rejected. The rejection by conservation agency, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), would […]

World votes to continue trading in species on verge of extinction

Shared via Melissa Groo World votes to continue trading in species on verge of extinction Ben Webster, Environment Editor, Frank Pope, Times Online March 19, 2010 Their sheer size and strength have made them among the most celebrated of endangered species, yet they have all been betrayed — by vested interests at a UN meeting […]

French Customs Seize Ivory, Elephant Feet and Tail in Paris

This News item is shared courtesy of Melissa Groo – Save the Elephants News Researcher. Seized ivory tusks, elephant parts from Cameroon at Paris airport IC Publications March 4, 2010 French customs officers at a Paris airport seized elephants’ feet, two ivory tusks and a tail from packages sent from Cameroon, the customs office said […]

Natron’s Lesser Flamingo Action Plan Completed

This news is taken from BirdLife’s Think Pink Campaign 18-02-2010 The 2010 World Wetlands Day celebrations in Tanzania focussed on a meeting to support the conservation of Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor, (Near Threatened) through the completion of a National Single Species Action Plan. “This is an important step in ensuring the protection of this important species not only for […]

WildlifeDirect News – No 18, March 2010

Following severe drought in Kenya late last year that was particularly harsh on Amboseli National Park in southern part of the country, there was an estimated 80% loss in herbivore numbers in this Park. As a result, lions and other predators that rely on this herbivore population for food have been having a rough time. […]