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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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Rhinos: It’s time for Plan B

In public debates about how to save our rhino, those who advocate ending the ban on trading their horns fail to acknowledge (if you'll excuse the metaphor) the elephant in the...

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The shared nature of Africa’s elephants

The shared nature of Africa’s elephants

Abstract The world's biodiversity is shared by countries that are increasingly recognizing the need for effective responses to human influence and climate change impacts through...

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Playing with words while captive lions die

Playing with words while captive lions die

In an article published in the Sunday Times a week ago [May 31], Edna Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, admonishes conservationists to “put the lid on” what she...

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Elephants and Ivory CITES CoP18 Report – Committee II

Elephants and Ivory CITES CoP18 Report – Committee II

CITES continues to apply pressure to countries with open domestic ivory markets and strengthens compliance measures for countries with ivory stockpiles. 1. On closure of domestic...

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Op-Ed: Namibia ducks elephant census

Photo: Namibian elephants (Eric Bauer via Flickr) The results of the most comprehensive survey of African elephants ever undertaken – the Great Elephant Census (GEC) announced...

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What can we expect from SA at CoP 17?

What can we expect from SA at CoP 17?

As the countdown begins to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) for CITES, which commences in Johannesburg on 24 September, conservationists question the...

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Why burn Ivory?

Why burn Ivory?

The South African government refuses to destroy its ivory stockpile unlike the 25 other countries that have publically destroyed tonnes of ivory to highlight that ivory should...

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Will SA legalise rhino horn trade?

Will SA legalise rhino horn trade?

This week, investigative journalist and author Julian Rademeyer revealed that the decision to submit a rhino horn trade proposal to the Convention on International Trade in...

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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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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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