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Ivory Wars intensifies as Kenya Spearheading the fight

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Patrick Omondi, the Head of Species Conservation and Management at the Kenya Wildlife Service, will be testifying in front of the US  congress.  He is seeking US support for his government’s proposal for a 20 year moratorium on the sale of elephant ivory.  All this is happening in the gear up for the major CITES conference March 13-25 in which many major African poaching issues will be discussed.

Patrick Omondi at the CITES conference in 2008 in Switzerland

Kenyan ivory stockpile burnt 1995.

Ivory Wars – Chad’s President personally involved in Saving Africa’s Last Great herds

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Dori G

Concerned about the increase of poaching in  Chad and the loss of  some of Africa’s Great elephant herds,  President Idriss Déby is personally involved in the fight against poachers.

More images from the BBC…..

Lion poaching on the increase…

Posted in Africa: Lions, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Dori G

With dwindling numbers,  rapid habitat loss including poisoning by farming communities, increasingly high numbers of  lions are being both targeted and have become victims of  reckless snaring. Below are some heart breaking images:

Video of poachers caught in the Mara Triangle with a young freshly skinned lion. As you can see his main has not fully developed yet.

Snared lioness

Agony of Ivory

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by kendickjerkins

Encouraged by the efforts of the southern African countries to have their elephant populations downlisted to Appendix 2 of CITES, poaching in  Africa has continued,  even increased. Southern Africa continues to be an attractive destination for illegal ivory from elsewhere in Africa and, with massive corruption and official incompetence on its side, this illegal ivory easily finds its way to destinations in the Far East.

Elephants are highly intelligent and social beings; they mourn for their dead, care for and nurture their young, and communicate with each other over vast distances using sub sonic rumbles. Please help us to ensure that they are not treated as mere commodities, to be turned into tins of meat and trinkets made from their skin, hair and tusks.

Family that was just killed to be smoked and sold as bushmeat=Holocaust

Posted in Africa: Primates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Dori G

We don’t think any words are needed and what can one really say about this:

Illegal Bushmeat Trade Video

Posted in Africa: Primates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by Dori G

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Here is a video with some graphic footage by Jane Goodall Institute about the Bushmeat trade.

More photos and videos to come.

Casualities of the Bushmeat Trade …………

Posted in Africa: Primates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Dori G

No words needed:

What is the Bushmeat Trade?

Posted in About, Africa: Primates, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by Dori G

The bushmeat trade is the illegal, over-hunting of wildlife for meat and income.

Already in West and Central Africa this trade has resulted in declines and local extinctions of many wildlife species and the economic, cultural and ecosystem services they provide. In addition, a number of human health threats have emerged from the trade in bushmeat including linkages to  HIV/AIDS, ebola and the threat of anthrax.

Bushmeat trade is not regulated or managed by any authority. Economic benefits from the trade go mainly to hunters and traders. If current trends continue, future generations of citizens in Africa will not have the opportunity to access benefits from wildlife. Using wildlife to meet protein and income demands cannot be supported in the long term.

The immediate threat of loss of economic opportunity, cultural and ecological services, and other values to a wider community must be addressed today.

(Taken From: www. bushmeatnetwork.org)

Here are some images from the Bushmeat Trade for you to get an idea of what we are talking about:


Smoked Gorilla Meat

Poachers kill 65 elephants, 30 rhinos in Zimbabwe

Posted in Africa: Elephants, Africa: Rhinos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by Dori G

Due to recent shift on the African political landscape,  International crime syndicates take advantage of the situation and are threatening the survival of rare African wildlife species. A recent press release by AFP confirms this report.

Some images from gruesome aftermath:

The Issue

Posted in About, Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2009 by Dori G

There is a war taking place on our planet for which there are no headlines, no demonstrations, no voice. It is a war against some of the most endangered species on earth, and it takes place in some of the most beautiful and majestic biospheres of Africa that are yet to be fully explored . Unseen and untouched by the Western world, it is the perfect place to hide the atrocious acts that are being committed.