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  1. News - World - KENYA

    Kenya poachers kill Satao, famed giant African elephant, for his tusks

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Famed African giant falls victim to poachers One of Africa's largest elephants has died in Kenya after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows, wildlife officials revealed yesterday as they mourned the loss of an "old friend". The elephant known as Satao and famed for his giant tusks, was aged around 45. He was wounded in May ...

  2. News - World - KENYA

    Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenyan wildlife park

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 03:14pm by Associated Press in Nairobi

    ... Associated Press in Nairobi The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers are pursuing a poaching gang believed to have killed 11 elephants for their ivory tusks. KWS said on Monday that an entire family of elephants died in the gunfire attack on Saturday. The poachers chopped off the elephants’ tusks and carted them away. KWS believes a gang of 10 was responsible for the slaughter. ...

  3. News - World - KENYA

    Chinese ivory smuggler hit with record fine under new law

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... was arrested, and claimed he bought the items innocently. Poaching has risen sharply in Africa in recent years, with rhinos and elephants particularly hard-hit. Ivory trading was banned in 1989 under ...

  4. News - World - KENYA

    Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of ivory, which had reportedly come from Tanzania and was destined for Indonesia. The illegal ivory trade is mostly fuelled by demand in Asia and the Middle East, where elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns are used to make ornaments and in traditional medicine. Trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after elephant populations in Africa dwindled from ...

  5. News - World - KENYA

    Chinese ivory smuggler caught in Kenya fined less than US$1 a piece

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... operations and surveillance" in an effort to curb wildlife-related crimes. The illegal ivory trade is mostly fuelled by demand in Asia and the Middle East, where elephant tusks and rhinoceros ...

  6. News - World - KENYA

    Kenyan elections on Monday stir fears of ethnic violence

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... the birthplace of mankind. A row of corrugated-iron shops hawk traditional Masai cloths and handcarved elephant, lion and zebra bookends. But today there are not many tourists to barter with. Down ...



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