African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report

An updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty has confirmed that poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of the African elephant.

Namibia’s abundant wildlife result of conservation efforts

Namibia has an abundance of wildlife and plant species because of its conservation efforts, the Minister of Environment and Tourism has said.

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Time for action against illegal wildlife trade in Africa

The time for action against illegal wildlife trade in Africa is now, the UN Environment (UNEP) Africa Director has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya, global wildlife trade and Somalia

Libya “governed by chaos and anarchy” says UN envoy

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Elephants under threat as trade in illegal ivory triples over past decade, UN report says

The future of African elephants remains uncertain as illegal ivory trade continues to grow, according to a United Nations report released today, which calls for enhanced law enforcement to protect the majestic creatures and their environment.

Task force on tiger poaching to target criminal networks, UN agency says

The first meeting of a task force on wildlife crime got under way today in New Delhi, where government officials and law enforcement experts are discussing ways of curbing tiger poaching by targeting criminal networks, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a statement.