Africa
Emergency declared as elephant poached

Emergency declared as elephant poached

Johannesburg - An emergency was declared as the first elephant was poached on the western border of Kruger National Park. Each day in Africa around 100 elephants die at the hands...

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Trophy hunting fuels Asian lion bone trade

Trophy hunting fuels Asian lion bone trade

New research suggests things are getting worse for South Africa’s declining wild lion population as the trophy hunting industry is boosting the Asian trade in lion bones. Tiger...

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Hunters: Killers or saviours?

Hunters: Killers or saviours?

The oft asked question is: are trophy hunters  protectors of biodiversity or are they heartless killers of defenceless wild animals? To make any headway with this question, we...

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Public outcry draws a bead on trophy hunting

Public outcry draws a bead on trophy hunting

The death of Cecil the Hwange lion and a new documentary film have catalyzed a worldwide rethink on trophy hunting. By Don Pinnock Deep in the ancient part of our brains is a...

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Cape Town Mock Ivory Burn in Images

In Cape Town, conservationists, sports stars and celebrities gathered in Blaauwberg Nature Reserve yesterday to celebrate World Elephant Day by igniting a fire of mock ivory...

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Tall order to save the giraffe

Tall order to save the giraffe

WILL giraffes survive humanity? They are as iconic as lions, rhinos and elephants and their long-term existence in the wild is under similar threat. However, the world’s tallest...

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NSPCA CAPTIVE ELEPHANT REPORT

NSPCA CAPTIVE ELEPHANT REPORT

The NSPCAs Wildlife Protection Unit has compiled an in-depth report on the captive Elephant industry in South Africa. All information contained in this factual report has been...

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Elephant ivory trade in China: Trends and drivers

Poaching of African elephants is threatening the species viability. International non-governmental organizations and media often attribute the basic problem to China’s domestic...

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Illegal killing for ivory drives global decline in African Elephants

INTRODUCTION: Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study published in the August 19 issue of Proceedings of the...

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Giving right of way to elephants

Giving right of way to elephants

Some cities have good bicycle lanes, some towns have excellent footpaths, but Kasane in Botswana has well-stomped elephant corridors. Of course they’re also used by warthogs,...

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Poaching a political problem

In a world where poor governance and corruption is rife, particularly in those countries that are home to the largest remaining elephant populations, legalising the ivory trade...

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CITES National Ivory Action Plans

An analysis of ivory seizure data held in the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) prepared for the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (Bangkok, 2013)...

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