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Time to end lion bone trade

Time to end lion bone trade

A DAMNING report on South Africa’s lion bone trade has called for the end of the trade, a forensic investigation into the affairs of lion breeders and a restriction on the...

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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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Zimbabwe, CITES attacked over elephant calves

Zimbabwe, CITES attacked over elephant calves

The Humane Society International (HSI) launched a scathingattack on both the Zimbabwean government and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) last...

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Zimbabwe abducts baby elephants

Dozens of baby elephants and other wild animals are being abducted from Hwange National Park. According to a statement by Zimbabwe’s environment minister last week, the animals...

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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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The plight of Zim’s 36 baby elephants

The plight of Zim’s 36 baby elephants

Late last year, dozens of baby elephants in the Hwange Elephant Park were forcibly removed from their families and prepared for export. Now, Zimbabwe has confirmed its intention...

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China and Tanzania’s Elephant Holocaust

A report released this month by The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) called Vanishing Points – Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania’s Elephants has...

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Elephants in the firing line

The current plight of Africa's rhino population, as disturbing as it is, pales in comparison to a much less widely reported massacre of more staggering proportions. In 1980 there...

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Beyond the China ivory ban

Beyond the China ivory ban

The recent announcement by the central government of China to ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017 offers a glimmer of real optimism in the fight...

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