Articles tagged 'ivory'

87 elephants killed in Botswana 6 September 2018 GABERONE - The carcasses of 87 elephants have been found near a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, in what conservation group Elephants Without Borders called "the largest scale of elephant poaching to date". The remains were discovered during an aerial survey near a protected elephant sanctuary,...
Grace sucked into ivory scam 21 March 2018 HARARE - A state-sanctioned investigation into a massive ivory and rhino horn trafficking scandal that prejudiced the foreign currency-starved nation of millions of United States dollars has sucked in former first lady Grace Mugabe. Environment, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kash...
Grace Mugabe sucked into ivory scam 21 March 2018 HARARE - A State-sanctioned investigation into a massive ivory and rhino horn trafficking scandal that prejudiced the foreign currency-starved nation of millions of United States dollars has sucked in former first lady Grace Mugabe. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
8 elephants killed by cyanide 21 June 2017 HARARE - At least eight elephants have been killed by suspected poachers using cyanide at Hwange National Park, the businessdaily has learnt. The latest development has brought the number of elephants killed by cyanide in the country to over 300 in the last four years. The Zimbabwe Parks an...
Zim loses ivory battle 4 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's plans to sell off its ivory suffered a huge blow yesterday after members of the global wildlife trade body voted against the country's proposal. Zimbabwe was lobbying together with South Africa and Namibia. “(The meeting) votes in committee against proposals of Namibia a...
Zim, SA push for right to sell ivory 24 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia will argue for the right to sell ivory at an international wildlife conference that starts today in Johannesburg. They are opposed by about 30 African countries that want to tighten an international ban on the ivory trade. China, the world's main ...
Zim wants trade ban on ivory lifted 2 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is lobbying regional countries to lift an international ban on ivory sales ahead of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) meeting scheduled for neighbouring South Africa in September, a senior government official said yesterday. Minister of En...
Poacher jailed 10 years 27 August 2014 HARARE -  Hwange magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa yesterday sentenced a Zambian poacher to 10 years in prison with hard labour for illegal possession of ivory and a firearm. John Makhina appeared in court facing charges of unlawful possession of tusks, violation of the Immigration Act and illegal po...
'Airport officials stole my $7 000' 11 December 2013 HARARE - A Chinese national who was nabbed at the Harare International airport after being found in possession of 99kg of ivory has said airport officials stole his money and framed charges against him because he did not consent to bribes. Chen Guoliang was found with ivory worth $28 000 and i...
Chinese ivory dealer fined 3 December 2013 HARARE - A Chinese national who was nabbed at Harare International Airport after being found in possession of ivory artifacts has been fined $150. Feng Dejin was found guilty of contravening sections of the Parks and Wildlife Act which prohibit dealing or possessing ivory artifacts without a l...
Ivory dealer trial resumes 29 November 2013 HARARE - The trial of a Chinese national apprehended at Harare International Airport after  being found in possession of 99kg of ivory commenced yesterday. Chen Guoliang was found with ivory worth $28 000 and is accused of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act, for illegal possession of ivor...
Chinese ivory dealer denied bail 20 November 2013 HARARE - A Chinese national accused of illegally possessing 99kg of ivory worth $28 000 will remain in custody, after a High Court judge denied him bail. High Court judge Owen Tagu, in a ruling delivered on his behalf by Justice Esther Muremba, threw out Chen Guoliang's request to be freed on ...
D-day for Chinese ivory 'dealer' 15 November 2013 HARARE - High Court judge Emmy Tsanga will today rule on a bail application filed by a Chinese national accused of illegally possessing 99kg of ivory worth $28 000. Chen Guoliang was arrested at the Harare International Airport attempting to board a plane to China and is accused of contravenin...
Chinese ivory dealer bail hearing deferred 12 November 2013 HARARE - A Chinese national arrested at the Harare International Airport after being found in possession of 99kg of ivory worth $28 000 remains in custody waiting for the deliberation of his bail application on Thursday. Chen Guoliang is accused of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act, afte...
Chinese ivory dealer lodges bail appeal 9 November 2013 HARARE - A Chinese national who was arrested at the Harare International Airport with 99kg of ivory worth $28 000 has appealed to the High Court for bail. Chen Guoliang is accused of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act, after being found in illegal possession of ivory. He faces another ...
Elephant poachers jailed 11 years each 30 October 2013 HARARE - A Zimbabwe court has sentenced two poachers to at least 11 years in prison each for illegal possession of ivory and two firearms. Hwange magistrate Dambudzo Munati sentenced 54-year-old Isaac Phiri and Johanne Musaka, 31,  to 11 years in prison for killing elephants. Caroline Washa...
Asian ivory smuggler to stay behind bars 25 October 2013 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has remanded in custody a Chinese national who was arrested on Monday at the Harare International Airport  after being found in possession of 99kg of ivory worth $28 000. Chen Guoliang is accused of contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act, after being found in ille...
Chinese envoy raps ivory smugglers 25 October 2013 HARARE - China has slammed its nationals' involved in illegal ivory smuggling saying they should be severely punished. Earlier this week, Chen Guoliang was arrested at Zimbabwe's main airport trying to smuggle ivory out of the country, after reports of hundreds of elephants being poisoned at H...
$28 000 ivory seized 22 October 2013 HARARE - An Asian national was yesterday arrested at the Harare International Airport for illegal possession of ivory, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority confirmed yesterday. The Asian national is 34 years old and is a truck driver in his country of origin. He was found with 1...