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May
The stockpile of elephant ivory and rhino horn was believed to be the largest ever destroyed [Ben Curtis/AP]

Kenya burns 105 tonnes of ivory in bid to stop poaching

Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tonnes of elephant ivory and more than 1 tonne of rhino horn, in a statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.   Uhuru Kenyatta put a flame to the biggest of 11 pyres of ivory tusks and one of rhino horn in a chilly ...

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7

Aug

Marlina Moreno sets up charity to save animals by dancing in clubs

Ex-NFL cheerleader and Sports Illustrated model sets up charity to save animals and raises money by dancing in clubs Miss Moreno plans to re-visit Uganda later this year having climbed the 5,109 metre-high Rwenzori Mountains in January to promote tourism in the country. Marlina Moreno, 24, quit job as an NFL cheerleader to visit jungle ...

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28

Jul

Killing of Cecil the lion prompts calls for EU ban on importing lion trophies

Zimbabwe’s famous lion was lured out of a national park, killed, beheaded and skinned. Over 200 lions are legally killed and turned into trophies and sent to Europe every year. A lion in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe. Hunters have been able to kill lions with impunity with scant regards to sustainability of the population. ...

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29

Jun

15 giraffes to be relocated to Lake Mburo

A giraffe being moved within Murchison Falls National Park. (Credit: Musiime P Muramura) Fifteen giraffes will tomorrow June 30 hit the road from Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda to Lake Mburo in western Uganda. The giraffes were captured within the last two weeks and are being confined in a large enclosure also known ...

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29

Jun

Kidepo, Murchison On Africa’s Top 50 Parks List

Uganda’s Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks have been listed among Africa"s top 50 Safari parks. Uganda’s Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks have been listed among Africa"s top 50 Safari parks. Kidepo is ranked 14th best national park in Africa, followed by Queen Elizabeth (34th) and Murchison Falls ...

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