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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...