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CITES conference – how the UN saw it

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The triennial conference of the parties to a United Nations-backed wildlife treaty ended in Johannesburg earlier this week with actions expected to...

Namibia, Zimbabwe fail to get UN permission to export ivory

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Namibia and Zimbabwe on Monday failed to convince a UN body on Monday that they should be allowed to export ivory -...

Decisions made at UN CITES meeting on wildlife trade in South...

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The 17th meeting of the UN's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has been meeting in Johannesburg, with ivory, rhinos...

UN calls for shutdown of legal ivory trade

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The United Nations on Sunday called for the shutdown of all legal domestic ivory markets as it looks to combat poaching and...

Minister reports decline in rhino poaching in Kruger

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The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is currently underway in Johannesburg and it...

African elephant population tumbles due to poaching

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Africa's elephant population fell around 20% between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation...

Rhino – and other wildlife – poaching will be spotlighted at...

In just over three weeks South Africa will the conference of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

Elephant poaching in Africa down, but still far too high: CITES

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The illegal killing of African elephants for their ivory seems to have fallen from record peaks but poaching of the animal is...

Ahead of CITES South Africa conference rhino poaching continues unabated

September and South Africa's hosting of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

Zimbabwe lobbies neighbours on ivory trade, will not burn stocks

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Zimbabwe is seeking support from its neighbours to be allowed to engage in international trade in ivory and will not burn its...

African countries deeply divided over ivory trade before U.N. meeting

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Member states of the U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) are not meeting until September, but some African countries...

Feature: Wildlife and natural resources under threat from regional conflicts

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Wildlife products, including animals, as well as natural resources such as timber and minerals have and are still funding conflicts around the...

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