Press releases

Crop-raiding giants kept away with smart ideas (Nairobi)

A wildlife group has put out a guide that serves as a resource for rural communities to help keep elephants away from homes and farms with innovative deterrence methods. The package of ideas is the work of Save the Elephants, a research and...

Sanctions, CITES and human wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

See link for photos.  Zimbabwean communities that are sitting side by side with wildlife conservation areas have for a number of years been living in constant conflict with the animals. Nocturnal visits by the animals of the wild results in...

West Tennessee man charged with selling elephant tusks

In an unusual case for Tennessee, a man has been charged in federal court with transporting and selling elephant tusks in West Tennessee, according to documents filed by the court last week. James Bennett, who was arrested in October 2017, has been...

Kilifi residents call for action after man is killed by jumbo

See link for photo.  Goshi residents in Bamba, Kilifi county are now living in fear after a man was allegedly killed by an elephant. The decomposing body of Kahindi Karisa, 45 was discovered on Friday on top of shrubs within the Giriama ranch in...

Jumbos destroy water tanks, fences in Kajiado schools

See link for photo.   Marauding elephants on Saturday night descended on a school in the Kajiado South sub-county, bringing down its fences. The unknown number of the Jumbos also destroyed trees before descending on grown seedlings at Enchoro...

Man who illegally poached over 100 elephants sentenced

A citizen of Liberia and resident of Uganda was sentenced to over five years in prison Thursday after admitting that he participated in wildlife trafficking that authorities say moved rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory worth at least $3.4...

Alleged ivory trafficker arrested in Fougamou (Gabon)

See link for photo. The Gabonese authorities have just arrested an alleged wildlife trafficker. The latter was caught in the act of holding and selling about twenty kilograms of ivory. In Gabon, elephants are protected by the wildlife law in...