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Namibia sees steady downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching

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Namibia saw a continued downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching last year after stepping up patrols and sharply increasing fines, the government said...

Singapore crushes ivory from around 300 elephants to deter illegal trade

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Singapore started crushing nine tonnes worth of elephant ivory on Tuesday, in what authorities said was the biggest such event globally in recent years...

Safeguarding Botswana’s living treasures

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Botswana is taking a comprehensive approach to safeguard one of its most valuable resources — its wildlife. Botswana’s commitment to its diverse and majestic wildlife...

ISS: Decline in elephant poaching could be short-lived

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Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped for five consecutive years to levels last witnessed over a decade ago. The latest report by...

HK court fines ivory trader $1,000 for illegal trading as China...

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A Hong Kong court found an ivory trader guilty of illegal ivory possession and imposed a relatively light penalty of an HK$8,000...

More elephant poaching in Zimbabwe

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At least 19 elephants have been poached through cyanide poisoning since June in Zimbabwe's biggest game park where drones were deployed last...

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...

ISS: Ivory poaching – not just a conservation issue

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On Saturday, 24 September, Johannesburg welcomed delegates from around the world to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17)...

Ivory trade debate resurfaces as southern Africa’s elephants thrive

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South Africa's Kruger National Park is littered in places with the trunks of trees uprooted and stripped of bark by a surging...

Botswana breaks ranks with neighbours on ivory trade

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Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, will break ranks with its southern African neighbours and not support bids at an...

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...

Tanzania seized $2 million worth of elephant ivory in June

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Tanzanian police said on Tuesday it had seized elephant ivory worth more than $2 million (1.5 million pounds) and arrested nine suspected...

Tanzania denies elephants could disappear from reserves with six years

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Tanzania on Wednesday rejected findings by conservationists who said elephants could disappear from a reserve there within six years due to "industrial...

Ex-Minnesota college professor fined $500,000 for smuggling ivory

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A former Minnesota philosophy professor was fined $500,000 on Monday for smuggling elephant ivory and illegally exporting rhinoceros horns from the United...

Tanzania court jails two Chinese men for ivory smuggling

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Tanzania has sentenced two Chinese men to 35 years each in jail for ivory smuggling, local media reported on Saturday, the latest...

Zimbabwe ranger mistakenly kills Italian father and son in wildlife park

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An Italian father and son have been shot dead by a ranger in a wildlife park in Zimbabwe, the parks and wildlife...

Tanzania launches manhunt after poachers kill British helicopter pilot

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Tanzanian authorities have launched a manhunt after poachers shot down a helicopter and its British pilot during an operation to track down...

Weapons trafficking and poaching

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A senior researcher at the Small Arms Survey, Khristopher Carlson, told a UN meeting the systematic tracing of ammunition found at particularly,...

China donates 40 vehicles, equipment to boost Zim anti-poaching operations

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The Chinese government has donated 40 new vehicles and equipment to improve the counter-poaching and conservation capabilities of Zimbabwe's Parks and Wildlife...

Germany donates Husky aircraft to Tanzania to fight poaching

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The German government has donated two Husky fixed wing light aircraft to Tanzania National Parks and Tanzania Wildlife Authority in an effort...

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