Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Other Food Crisis

The Other Food Crisis Conservationists have long argued that the hunting of terrestrial wildlife for food – including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians – poses a threat to the survival of many tropical forest species and ecosystems. A new study suggests we should be equally concerned that the so-called “bushmeat crisis” is also a food […]

INTERPOL donates plane to boost fight against wildlife crime in Kenya

Kenya welcomes donation of INTERPOL plane to boost fight against wildlife crime 08 July 2008 NAIROBI, Kenya – INTERPOL has formally donated a plane to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to help boost the country’s anti-poaching and wildlife law enforcement efforts. Welcoming the handover of the Super Cub plane at a recent ceremony at Wilson […]

Bushmeat: Monkey pox kills 22

Another article on disease outbreak from DRC. “The disease reappeared because people here regularly eat monkeys and squirrels, which are reservoirs for the virus, and above all because smallpox vaccinations stopped”. Bushmeat is again the culprit here!  Iregi Mwenja DRC: Monkey pox kills 22 in Equateur province KINSHASA, 1 July 2008 (IRIN) – An outbreak […]