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Vets rescue elephant caught in poachers snare

2016-11-29 - Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

A team of veterinarians saved a juvenile bull elephant caught in a poacher´s wire snare with surgery in the field, in Zimbabwe, on November 21. The young animal, named Little Nyakasanga, is seen standing up after undergoing surgery in Mana Pools. The operation was performed by veterinarians from Aware Trust Zimbabwe, a conservation trust.



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Zimbabwe prepares to push for ivory trade revival

2016-10-29 - Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe€s battle against the ban on ivory trade is not yet over. It might go ahead and sell its ivory in January next year. The country has 90 days to enter a reservation against the decision made under Cites €´ the international treaty drawn up in 1973 to protect wildlife from exploitation €´ to ban both international and domestic trade in ivory.

Zimbabwe has about 96,000 tonnes of ivory, valued at about $10 billion (Dh36.7bn). It is in desperate n...



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Elephants face slaughter in Save Valley

2016-04-30 - Chiredzi, Zimbabwe

ABOUT 300 elephants and some lions could be culled €´ reduced in population through selective slaughter €´ in the Save Valley Conservancy amid reports that the large number of animals at the conservancy in the South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe is destroying the area€s biodiversity in the wake of the El Nino-induced drought that has hit the country.



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Zimbabwe blames rangers, villagers for elephant poisoning

2015-11-12 - Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe´s environment minister on Thursday blamed the poisoning of at least 71 elephants in recent months on disgruntled game rangers and local communities who do not benefit from wildlife revenues. Last week, police arrested three journalists at a weekly newspaper over a story implicating parks rangers, police chiefs and an Asian businessman in the poisoning of the elephants.



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Zimbabwe earns US$1m from elephant sales – Report

2015-11-05 - Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has earned US$1 million from the sale of 100 elephants to China early this year, state radio reported Thursday.According to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, the baby elephants were sold to the Asian country using guidelines of the International Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species. It said the proceeds from the sale have been channelled towards conservation programmes being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.



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Conflating the figures - Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling off its wild elephants

2015-04-15 - Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe€s elephant population is so large that it has reached double the country€s carrying capacity, claims Zimbabwe€s minister for the environment, water and climate, Saviour Kasukuwere, who believes that his country€s recent capture and selling off young wild elephants, to zoos and private collections to the middle and far-east are necessary in order to control the exploding population. Kasukuwere provided no scientific evidence to support his claims regarding ca...



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Jumbo tramples villager to death

2015-04-11 - Chipinge, Zimbabwe

A CHIPINGE man was trampled to death by an elephant whilst guarding his field, recently. The incident happened at Mahenye village under Chief Garahwa area. Chipinge district police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Blessing Kadzuraumera, confirmed the death of Julius Sithole, 48.



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Zimbabwe’s Plan to Export Wild Elephants: The Full Audio Interviews

2015-04-02 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Over the last few months, there have been ongoing and alarming reports about a group of elephant calves held captive in enclosures in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe€s flagship wilderness area.Inside sources, people on the ground in the park, have said that these animals were snatched from their wild herds, rounded up in a facility, and are now being readied for export to unconfirmed destinations around the world.



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Zimbabwe: 10 More Arrested for Cyanide Poisoning, Poaching

2013-11-16 - Lupane, Zimbabwe

FIVE more people believed to be involved in the cyanide poisoning of 10 elephants in Ngamo Safaris in Lupane have been arrested while five others were arrested for poaching game at the University of Zimbabwe farm in Harare this week. This brings to 22 the number of people who have been arrested following the deaths of about 100 elephants in Hwange National Park in August this year.



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Zimbabwe: More Poachers Jailed As Lawyers Probe "Torture" Claims

2013-11-01 - Hwange, Zimbabwe

Two more men accused of poaching elephants in Zimbabwe were this week handed jail sentences, amid an ongoing crackdown that has followed the poisoning of dozens of elephants in the Hwange National Park. Caroline Washaya-Moyo, the spokesperson for Zimbabwe´s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks), on Wednesday welcomed the sentence, saying such jail terms are a ´deterrent´ to would-be poachers.



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114 Headlines about Elephants from Zimbabwe2016-11-29 - Mana pools, Zimbabwe - Vets rescue elephant caught in poachers snare 2016-10-29 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe prepares to push for ivory trade revival 2016-04-30 - Chiredzi, Zimbabwe - Elephants face slaughter in Save Valley 2015-11-12 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe blames rangers, villagers for elephant poisoning 2015-11-05 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe earns US$1m from elephant sales – Report 2015-04-15 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Conflating the figures - Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling off its wild elephants 2015-04-11 - Chipinge, Zimbabwe - Jumbo tramples villager to death 2015-04-02 - Hwange national park, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe’s Plan to Export Wild Elephants: The Full Audio Interviews 2013-11-16 - Lupane, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: 10 More Arrested for Cyanide Poisoning, Poaching 2013-11-01 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: More Poachers Jailed As Lawyers Probe "Torture" Claims 2013-10-25 - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Bus Drivers Jailed in SA for Ivory Smuggling 2013-10-24 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Elephants kill anti-poaching ranger 2013-10-17 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe man jailed for 15 years for poisoning elephants 2013-10-15 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Poisoned Elephant Toll Reaches 102, Officials 2013-09-08 - Hwange national park, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Govt Urged to Enact Tougher Poaching Penalties After Mass Elephant Poisoning 2013-01-13 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Wildlife Regulator Blasted After Baby Elephant Dies in China 2012-12-20 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Mugabe trades elephants in covert deal with China 2012-12-05 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Water shortage leaves 190 elephants dead 2012-09-16 - Mana pools, Zimbabwe - Wild elephant performs "circus-trick": Elephant on its back legs with trunk at full stretch to reach tree-top leaves 2012-08-29 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Elephants go thirsty 2012-05-29 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe recovers 50 elephant tusks, poacher killed in clashes with rangers 2012-01-25 - Harare, Zimbabwe - No money to protect elephants in Zimbabwe 2011-11-25 - Wankie, Zimbabwe - Wild elephants are always happy because they have a better life? 2011-11-25 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Heatwave kills 200 elephants in Zimbabwe national park 2011-11-25 - Tuli, Zimbabwe - Woman describes deadly elephant attack 2011-11-12 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Mugabe gives elephants to China 2011-10-01 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Elephant crisis situation in Zimbabwe escalates 2011-09-19 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe poachers turn to poisoning water holes 2011-07-31 - Harare, Zimbabwe - China blamed for increase in poaching 2011-04-21 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Elephant meat for hungry prisoners 2011-04-19 - Harrare, Zimbabwe - Four men arrested in possession of elephant tusks 2011-03-30 - Binga, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Two Poachers Shot Dead 2011-03-28 - Harare, Zimbabwe - American Kills Elephant With Bow For A Bet 2010-10-15 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Conservationist killed by an elephant in Kariba 2010-09-17 - Shangani, Zimbabwe - Jumbo deaths spell need for fast action 2010-09-07 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zim conducts elephant survey in Zambezi Valley 2010-09-01 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe bush fires kill 10 people, 10 elephants 2010-05-24 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Police bust poaching syndicate 2010-05-16 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Official defends Noahs Ark gift to North Korea 2010-03-26 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe gets green light to sell ivory 2010-03-16 - Harare, Zimbabwe - 2009-11-16 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Poachers kill 65 elephants, 30 rhinos in Zimbabwe: official 2009-10-09 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Elephant Poacher Killed in Zimbabwe, 3 Others Arrested 2009-08-15 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe police arrest South African on poaching charges 2009-08-12 - Harare, Zimbabwe - China threatens to execute Zimbabwean drug and ivory smugglers 2009-02-23 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Elephants leave trail of destruction in Tsholotsho 2009-01-18 - , Zimbabwe - British kill entire elephant herd. 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2016-11-29-Mana pools
Vets rescue elephant caught in poachers snare
2016-10-29-Harare
Zimbabwe prepares to push for ivory trade revival
2016-04-30-Chiredzi
Elephants face slaughter in Save Valley
2015-11-12-Harare
Zimbabwe blames rangers, villagers for elephant poisoning
2015-11-05-Harare
Zimbabwe earns US$1m from elephant sales – Report
2015-04-15-Harare
Conflating the figures - Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling off its wild elephants
2015-04-11-Chipinge
Jumbo tramples villager to death
2015-04-02-Hwange national park
Zimbabwe’s Plan to Export Wild Elephants: The Full Audio Interviews
2013-11-16-Lupane
Zimbabwe: 10 More Arrested for Cyanide Poisoning, Poaching
2013-11-01-Hwange
Zimbabwe: More Poachers Jailed As Lawyers Probe "Torture" Claims
2013-10-25-Bulawayo
Zimbabwe: Bus Drivers Jailed in SA for Ivory Smuggling
2013-10-24-Hwange
Elephants kill anti-poaching ranger
2013-10-17-Hwange
Zimbabwe man jailed for 15 years for poisoning elephants
2013-10-15-Hwange
Zimbabwe: Poisoned Elephant Toll Reaches 102, Officials
2013-09-08-Hwange national park
Zimbabwe: Govt Urged to Enact Tougher Poaching Penalties After Mass Elephant Poisoning