Samuel Maina · May, 2009

Latest posts by Samuel Maina from May, 2009

Kenya: World Renowned Elephant Matriarch Dies in Amboseli

  10 May 2009

World renowned Amboseli National Park elephant matriarch, Echo, has died from what the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) believes to be a combination of old age and the long 3-year drought that has left this southern Kenya wildlife preserve dry and with little to offer in terms of food. Echo...

DR Congo: Baby Gorilla Rescued in Trafficking Bust

  4 May 2009

On Sunday, 26 April 2009, ICCN Rangers, led by the Virunga National Park Director –  a former WildlifeDirect CEO – Emmanuel de Merode arrested a suspected gorilla trafficker and recovered a concealed baby eastern lowland gorilla. The suspect was accosted and arrested as he disembarked from a plane at Goma...