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Chinese nabbed with elephant tusks

2016-12-09 - Windhoek, Namibia

Two Chinese nationals were detained yesterday after they allegedly attempted to smuggle elephant tusks that were cut into small pieces and stuffed into instant coffee tins. The two suspects were on their way to Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). HKIA was recently in the news after another Chinese national was caught with 18 rhino horns worth almost N$7 million by the Hawks in South Africa after he was let through though the airport scanners in Namibia had detected the illegal exports.



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Namibia: School Principal Charged With Elephant Poaching

2016-10-27 - Windhoek , Namibia

The recent arrest of the 52-year-old school principal of Simataa Senior Secondary School in Linyanti Constituency in the Zambezi Region, who was among a group of suspecs accused of running a syndicate that poaches elephants for their coveted ivory, has set tongues wagging at the school where the principal was regarded as a respected elder and a man of high moral values and ethics.



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Namibia: Police Seize Elephant Tusks, and Croc and Cheetah Skins

2015-11-13 - Windhoek, Namibia

Members of the police in Kavango East Region have confiscated three crocodile skins, six elephant tusks, one cheetah skin and one skin of a honey badger from various suspects. On Tuesday, two Zambian nationals, a male and a female, were arrested by the police at Kangongo village in Mukwe in Kavango East Region for possession of controlled game products.



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5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia

2015-04-20 - Kavango, Namibia

Police in Namibia said on Monday that they have arrested five men for possessing nine elephants tusks, a few days after reports that more than 11 elephants have been killed by poachers in the country this year. The arrested are two Namibians, one Angolan and two Tswanas, police said.



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Elephant poached in Bwabwata

2015-04-09 - Windhoek, Namibia

An elephant was found dead at Muit€jiku village of Kavango East in the Buffalo core area of Bwabwata West last Friday. Muit€jiku is located in Bwabwata West National Park in Mukwe Constituency in Kavango East.
The elephant carcass was allegedly found by villagers who then informed the police at Divundu. It was discovered on Friday morning at about 06h00 and was believed to have been poached. An initial police investigation found two gunshot entry and exit wounds in the carca...



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Namibias delegate to the London Conference, Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah

2014-02-27 - Windhoek, Namibia

Namibias successful implementation of conservation policies has seen the countrys wildlife population rebound dramatically in the past two decades. More than 25 000 elephants exist in Namibia currently, up from a mere 7000 elephants in 1995.



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Drones Enter the Battle Against Elephant, Rhino Poachers

2014-02-06 - Windhoek, Namibia

To give park rangers in Africa an upper hand in the fight against poachers, conservationists are bringing drones to the places where vulnerable elephants and rhinoceroses roam. Google gave the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) a $5 million Global Impact Award about a year ago to look for new ways to detect and deterwildlife crime.



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Namibia to send 10 rhinoceros, five elephants to Cuba zoo

2013-08-17 - Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia will airlift 10 rhinoceros and five elephants to Cuba in September, concluding a massive translocation project of 135 animals taken from its national parks, the environment ministry said Wednesday. The 15 animals will be captured from the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia - one of the country´s major tourist attractions - plus a nearby smaller game reserve, the Waterberg Plateau, environment and tourism deputy-minister Pohamba Shifeta told AFP.



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Namibia: Four Arrested for Jumbo Poaching

2012-10-26 - , Namibia

FOUR people have been arrested in connection with the poaching of elephants in the Caprivi Region. The carcasses of 18 elephants were recently discovered in this region after they were killed for their ivory. Of the 18 killed elephants, 13 were reportedly killed in the Mamili National Park over the past four months. The news of elephant poaching in Namibia, which has been praised internationally for its conservation policy, has rocked the conservation community.



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18 Elephant Carcasses Found In Namibia"s Capriivi Region So Far This Year

2012-10-19 - Capriivi, Namibia

Since the beginning of this year, a total of 18 elephant carcasses have been found in the Caprivi Region, the narrow strip of land in Namibia which borders Angola, Botswana and Zambia, says the Director of Parks and Wildlife Management in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), Colgar Shikopo. He told Nampa here Tuesday that investigations on the discoveries were ongoing and he would not confirm whether the carcasses were found with or without any tusks, describing it as a "sensitive issu...



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2016-12-09-Windhoek
Chinese nabbed with elephant tusks
2016-10-27-Windhoek
Namibia: School Principal Charged With Elephant Poaching
2015-11-13-Windhoek
Namibia: Police Seize Elephant Tusks, and Croc and Cheetah Skins
2015-04-20-Kavango
5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia
2015-04-09-Windhoek
Elephant poached in Bwabwata
2014-02-27-Windhoek
2014-02-06-Windhoek
Drones Enter the Battle Against Elephant, Rhino Poachers
2013-08-17-Windhoek
Namibia to send 10 rhinoceros, five elephants to Cuba zoo
2012-10-26-
Namibia: Four Arrested for Jumbo Poaching
2012-10-19-Capriivi
18 Elephant Carcasses Found In Namibia"s Capriivi Region So Far This Year
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Omatjete relieved of marauding elephants
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Erindi denied permission to import 200 Kruger elephants
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Row over elephant relocation
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Stolen Solar Panels At Water Point Force Elephants Into Settlements
2009-09-14-Windhoek
Elephant bull tramples man