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Four South African rhinos die after Chad conservation effort

Four out of six South African rhinos that were transferred to a park in southeast Chad in a bid to revive the endangered species have died, but not from poaching, conservationists say.
Western Black Rhino

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from South Africa

Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials said Sunday.
elephant carcasses

Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees.

West Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

Militias turn their guns on wildlife in Central Africa

Heavily armed militia and poachers are a threat to wildlife populations in the Garamba-Bili-Chinko (GBC) region in Central Africa.

Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up – study

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the Cites monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena".

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

South Africa and Chad on Sunday signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there.

Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday.

World’s oldest panda dies aged 37

The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37 — more than 100 years in human years — her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave “Basi” an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity.

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