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Kenya: Tourism Ministry raises Ksh.10 million for elephant naming festival

By The Citizen The Ministry of Tourism has mobilized Ksh.10 million for the upcoming elephant naming festival dubbed the Magical Kenya Tembo naming festival. The contributions include Ksh.3 million from the East African Breweries Limited (EABL), the Elephant Cooperation, Twiga Tours and the Animal Adoption Advocacy LLC. The funds will be channeled towards the conservation of elephants while the elephant...

Investigation derails Namibia’s key argument for sale of endangered elephants

By Tracy Keeling – The Canary Namibia confirmed on 11 August that it’s going ahead with a controversial sale of endangered elephants. Officials claim the sell-off will “minimise human-elephant conflicts” in the areas from which they’ll take the elephants. But an investigation threatens to derail this assertion, as it’s apparently found that such conflicts are minimal in most of the targeted areas. An investigation by the...

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