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China’s domestic ivory ban is grounds for cautious optimism over future of elephants

In what is widely regarded as the single biggest step that could be taken to end the slaughter of elephants, China has formally confirmed the full closure of its domestic…

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Tackling the illegal ivory trade: an online training tool for enforcement

We not only expose environmental crime and abuse, we also work with governments to try to raise awareness and improve capacity. For the past two-and-a-half years, we have been capturing…

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Tiger farms, illegal ivory trade, totoaba poaching and more at CITES meeting

EIA campaigners will be in Geneva on Monday for the week-long 69th meeting of the Standing Committee (SC69) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Standing…

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Two Million Tusks

Two Million Tusks are an informal group of four individuals who are concerned about the plight of the elephant and the UK’s contribution to the global ivory trade. They decided…

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Media professionals taken on a tour of the dark underbelly of ivory trafficking

A capacity audience at London’s famed Frontline Club was last night (October 24) taken behind the scenes of the major undercover investigation which earlier this year blew the lid off the…

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A rare chance to join our Elephants team as a Senior Campaigner

Organisation: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) Location: Islington, London Position: Senior Campaigner (Elephants) Position Type: Paid, Full Time, Permanent Application Closing Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Website: www.eia-international.org Contact Name: Bill…

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Public action critical to close UK ivory market, as consultation launches

LONDON: As a group of NGOs working to halt the devastating decline in elephant populations caused by poaching for the illegal ivory trade, we welcome the announcement by Environment Secretary…

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Illegal trade seizures: Elephant ivory

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UK is the largest supplier to the world’s ivory markets

LONDON: New analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has revealed that the UK is the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory – and the largest exporter of legal…

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Chinese town at the centre of global ivory smuggling

请往下阅读此博客中文版 / Please scroll down for Chinese language version. . . Exposed: The Chinese town at the centre of global ivory smuggling   LONDON: An exhaustive investigation has revealed how…

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South Africa:Seven Suspects Arrested for Dealing and Possession of Rhino Horns

[SAPS] As part of strengthening the fight against rhino poaching and protecting the endangered species, the Kuruman Flying Squad and Stock Theft Units arrested seven suspects yesterday, 10 January 2017 for dealing and possession of rhino horns.
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Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.
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Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.
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Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.
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Namibia:Five Suspected Poachers Denied Bail

[Namibian] FIVE suspects who were arrested last week for being in possession of four elephant tusks were denied bail in the Katima Mulilo Magisitrate's Court on Monday.
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Liberia:Elephants Go On ‘Rampage’ in Nimba

[Observer] A group of elephants has resurfaced in the Gio Forest near Tappita District in Lower Nimba County destroying plantain farms and breaking down rice kitchens (storage barns), the Daily Observer has reliably gathered.
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Tanzania:Kenya Runs Out of Wildlife Space

[Daily News] KENYA's latest wildlife census -- held just last December - shows the country is currently 'proud' home to 7,347 elephants, citing a slight increase in the jumbo's population.
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BBC considers whether to stop showing ivory on Antiques Roadshow

Programme accused of being out of touch after China bans all trade in ivory and UK looks to tightening existing legislation

The BBC is considering whether to stop showing ivory on the Antiques Roadshow as the government looks to a total ban on the material’s sale in the UK.

China has already outlawed all trade in ivory and the UK government is consulting on whether to follow suit as attempts to stop the poaching of elephants increase around the world.

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In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers

DNA databases holding samples from thousands of rhinoceroses and elephants are helping to convict illegal traffickers.
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In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers

DNA databases holding samples from thousands of rhinoceroses and elephants are helping to convict illegal traffickers.
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Rhinoceros DNA database successful in aiding poaching prosecutions

Statistical study shows how powerful RhODIS database is in linking forensic evidence to particular animals, say researchers

A large database of rhinoceros DNA is successfully being used to prosecute poachers and those trading rhino horns, new research has revealed.

While numbers of the southern white rhino – the only wild subspecies of white rhino in Africa – have grown to about 20,000, fewer than 5,500 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, and both species are affected by poaching.

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Zimbabwe:Seven Suspected Poachers Thrown Into Remand Prison

[The Herald] Seven suspected poachers who shot and wounded a rhino in the Save Valley Conservancy were recently sent to remand prison after the court threw out their application for refusal of further remand.
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