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Wildlife Crime Bankrolling Terror, Militia Groups: UN

NAIROBI – Global environmental crime is worth up to $213 billion a year and helping to finance criminal and terrorist groups threatening security and sustainable development worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the UN and Interpol. The report said Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels...

Kenya: Elephants Could be Extinct in a Decade

Elephant poaching has continued unabated and this is threatening the tourism industry, one of Kenya’s biggest foreign exchange earners. Only about 30,000 elephants exist in the country, down from 170,000 about 30 years ago. Although measures have been put in place to prevent this illegal...

Africa Elephants ‘Face Survival Threat’ from Poaching

The survival of Africa’s elephants is under threat, with estimates suggesting more than 20,000 were killed in 2013, a report says. The office of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) said poaching levels were far above the elephant birth rate. However, the report...