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Namibia is auctioning 170 wild elephants amid drought and rising population

Namibia has put 170 “high value” wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country’s environmental ministry announced on Wednesday. An advertisement carried by state-owned daily outlet New Era said an increase in incidents of human-elephant conflict motivated the sale. Namibia’s …

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Stop cutting trees for charcoal, Isiolo conservator asks locals

By Waweru Wairimu They are a common sight in parts of Isiolo County: Machete and axe-wielding men walking inside bushy areas felling trees and shrubs that will be incinerated into pieces of charcoal. It is this well-known norm that fuels demand for charcoal that has caught the eye of the …

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Last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracker at Ishaqbini Conservancy in Garissa

IJARA, Kenya, Nov 17 – The world’s only known white giraffe has been fitted with a GPS tracking device at Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in Ijara, Garissa County. The white male giraffe has leucism – a rare genetic trait – and until March 2020 was one of three giraffes with …

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