Why Botswana is selling licenses to kill elephants
Botswana is selling licenses to hunt 70 elephants in seven district months after President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted a ban on big game hunting.
A hundred Thai elephants take part in battle reenactment
A hundred elephants take part in the Surin elephant round-up where mahouts, the elephant handlers, show their skills in battle re-enactments and playing football. Elephants have to endure traumatic and painful training in order to be tamed.
Botswana mulls lifting big game hunting ban
Botswana is mulling lifting a ban on big game hunting following recommendations from a government committee. The committee said lifting the ban on hunting animals, such as elephants, would "promote conservationism."
Kenya: Animals killed, ranches razed in herders' invasion
Drought in northern Kenya is forcing herders to take drastic measures in search of water and grazing land for their animals. About 10,000 herders have invaded a major wildlife conservation area, burning ranches and killing elephants.
Kenya launches elephant census
The Kenya wildlife service launches its census of elephants and other large mammals in the Tsavo-Mkomanzi conservation area on the border with Tanzania.
Kenya prepares to burn biggest ever illegal ivory stockpile
Kenya is preparing to burn Africa's biggest ever stockpile of poached ivory -- a total of 105 tonnes from 8,000 elephants -- in a symbolic move aimed at raising awareness of the plight of elephants and sending traffickers a clear message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated.