We delivered two tons of hay to save starving donkeys

We delivered two tons of hay to save starving donkeys 1

Meet Pumpkin – an orphaned two-month-old foal who has stolen all of our hearts. Pumpkin is one of the 53 donkeys and 15 horses that, thanks to your amazing support, will have a full belly this winter and a warm and safe place to rest his head. Network for Animals finances the MARES Donkey Sanctuary […]

Zimbabwe baby elephants smuggled to Pakistani zoo

Zimbabwe baby elephants smuggled to Pakistani zoo 3

By Oscar Nkala The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has secretively delivered two baby elephants to Pakistan, ignoring appeals from local and international animal rights activists for their rehabilitation pending the release of the animals back into the wild. The two baby elephants were captured in June last year and held inside the […]

An end to the export of elephants to China

An end to the export of elephants to China 4

Network for Animals (NFA) has been working for four years to end the trade in baby elephants to China. CITES, the international organization that controls the trade in wild animals, has now passed a resolution to end the trade. The new resolution means zoos will no longer be able to import wild-caught African elephants to […]

CITES votes that African elephants should not be sent elsewhere

CITES votes that African elephants should not be sent elsewhere 5

Thirty-seven wild baby elephants may be spared export to Chinese zoos after a vote by the organization that controls the trade in wild animals this weekend. The 183 members of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) voted on Sunday, on a proposal to ban the live trade […]

Zimbabwe elephant babies trapped in no-man’s land

Zimbabwe elephant babies trapped in no-man’s land 6

34 baby elephants that Zimbabwe plans to sell to Chinese zoos are stuck in limbo at the Hwange National Park because the Chinese buyer has not paid for their transport. The elephants are being held in enclosures at the National Park and sources have told Network for Animals (NFA) that they are becoming increasingly unhappy […]

Ex-Zimbabwe mayor held for possession of elephant tusks

Ex-Zimbabwe mayor held for possession of elephant tusks 7

Elephant poaching is a huge problem in Africa with 20,000 elephants being killed per year for their tusks. What compounds this is when decision makers and leaders, who are meant to help curb this problem, are accused of involvement. Police say the former mayor of Zimbabwe’s tourist hotspot, Victoria Falls, has been arrested after being […]

35 more baby elephants being sent from Zimbabwe to lives of hell in China

35 more baby elephants being sent from Zimbabwe to lives of hell in China 8

Since 2012 about 100 elephant calves have been sold to Chinese zoos and safari parks, some of which offer elephants performing stunts in circus shows. Such deals require permits, under the multilateral Cites treaty that governs the wildlife trade. Network for Animals has documentary evidence showing that in the past, phony documents have been used. […]

Former first lady, Grace Mugabe, accused of ivory smuggling

Former first lady, Grace Mugabe, accused of ivory smuggling 9

Zimbabwean police are investigating former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is accused of smuggling ivory worth millions of dollars to underground foreign markets. According to a Zimbabwean weekly newspaper, Sunday Mail Grace Mugabe is alleged to have smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars out of Zimbabwe. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority investigators have […]

Zimbabwean police turn up the heat on “Gucci Grace”

Zimbabwean police turn up the heat on “Gucci Grace” 10

The nickname “Gucci Grace” was given to Grace Mugabe  − the wife of former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe − because of her extravagant ways. Now it seems that the former first lady, who is said to have spent US$120 000 (£85 000.00) on just one shopping trip to Paris, may have funded her lavish lifestyle […]

31 baby elephants desperately need our help!

31 baby elephants desperately need our help! 11

It will come as no surprise that one of the last acts of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was to allow the export of 31 baby elephants to China. As you know, Zimbabwe has been shipping captured baby elephants to China since 2012. We have been fighting to stop the trade since then. Mugabe allowed the […]

Giraffes

Giraffes 12

Did you know there are now fewer giraffes than there are elephants in Africa? And that they have gone extinct in 7 African countries? Whilst the world has quite rightly been focusing on the plight of elephants and rhinos at the hands of poachers, it seems that giraffes have been forgotten about. If something isn’t […]

Continued Action for the Abducted #Zimbabwe23 Elephants

Continued Action for the Abducted #Zimbabwe23 Elephants 13

Network for Animals has learned that the surviving 23 baby elephants imported from Zimbabwe to China last year are so deeply unhappy that they are displaying aggressive behaviour towards their keepers. Chimelong Safari Park, a combined zoo and circus in southern China that imported the elephants, is now seeking to introduce a female Asian elephant […]