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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

    ... populations were dying out in many African countries due to rampant poaching. "It is with enormous regret that we confirm there is no doubt that Satao is dead, killed by an ivory poacher's ... to opening a wildlife corridor. His carcass was found with spear wounds and the tusks taken. While the number of elephants poached in Africa last year was staggering, latest figures show a levelling ...

  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 ... The killings took place in Tsavo National Park, the country’s largest single continuous ecosystem home to some 13,000 elephants. Elephant poaching deaths are on the rise across Africa because ...

  3. News - World - KENYA

    Chinese ivory smuggler hit with record fine under new law

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

    ... yesterday slapped a record sentence on a Chinese ivory smuggler, the first person to be convicted under tough new laws designed to stem a surge in poaching. Tang Yong Jian, 40, was ordered to pay ... on the wrist" was demoralising for park rangers who are frequently outnumbered and outgunned by organised and well-paid poaching gangs. "It's very motivating for our rangers" to see ...

  4. News - World - KENYA

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

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

    ... Poaching in East Africa has sharply increased recently, but the courts are hampered by sentencing limits that treat smuggling as a petty crime. Udoto said officers had "intensified security ...

  5. News - World - KENYA

    Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

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

    ... the fine they face up to six-and-a-half years in jail. Poaching has spiked recently in East Africa. Earlier this month officials in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa seized more than two tonnes ...



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