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Future ivory trade is off the CITES table – and about time!

. CITES has voted not to adopt a decision-making mechanism for future trade in ivory – but what does this mean for elephants? After a frenetic and sometimes farcical afternoon…

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UK’s ivory trade ‘ban’ just so much smoke and mirrors

. UK Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom today announced plans for a ban on ‘modern day’ ivory sales, a move she claimed would put the country’s rules on ivory sales among…

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Closing all ivory markets – IUCN vote shows the way

. Following several long and bloody years of escalating poaching, it looks as if elephants may at last be given a fighting chance. In voting on Saturday to end all…

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On World Elephant Day today, EIA is calling for the closure of legal domestic ivory markets

  In a few weeks, an important event is taking place that could be a game-changer for elephants across their range – or a huge missed opportunity. Which one will…

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EIA Briefings for CITES CoP17

EIA Briefings for CITES CoP17 Part I_EIA Briefing on Asian Big Cats for CITES COP17_Jul 29 2016 (2) Part II_EIA Briefing on Elephants for CITES COP17_Jul 29 2016 Part III_EIA…

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International Tiger Day – Zero Demand for Zero Poaching!

Today is International Tiger Day and EIA and 44 other NGOs are raising the alarm of increasing tiger poaching and calling for an end to all tiger farming and tiger…

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Fake horn is no cure for the epidemic of rhino poaching

. For the past three years or so, a handful of scientific entrepreneurs have increasingly championed a possible solution to the current appalling levels of rhino poaching. Specifically, several companies…

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UK Govt called on to honour ivory ban manifesto pledge

. Today, 26 organisations from the UK and around the world have petitioned UK Prime Minister David Cameron requesting that his Government honours its pledge to ban ivory trade in…

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Do you have the skills to be an EIA Campaigner (Elephants)?

Organisation: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) Location: Islington, London Position Type: Paid, Full-Time, Permanent Application Closing Date: October 10, 2015 Apply via the Application Form here. Website: www.eia-international.org Contact Name: Bill…

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China to end its ivory trade? We need substance, not ambiguity …

. Last week, to great excitement and hype, China stated at a public ivory-destruction event that it will “strictly control ivory processing and trade until the commercial processing and sale…

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Victory for WildLeaks! Green Mile Safari Accused of Poaching in Tanzania

In 2016 Elephant Action League – through our whistleblower program WildLeaks – received videos showing illegal and cruel trophy hunting in Tanzania committed by the safari company called Green Mile Safari Co. Ltd. Among the shocking violations in the Green Mile videos are hunting with automatic weapons, having children hunt with automatic weapons, gunning down...

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Train Plows Into Elephant Herd in India, Killing 5 Animals

The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
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Speeding Train Plows Into Elephants in India, Killing 5 Animals

The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
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Speeding Train Plows Into Elephants in India, Killing 5 Animals

The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
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Kenya:Prominent Ivory Trade Investigator Killed in Nairobi Home

[Deutsche Welle] World-renowned ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin has been found dead in his home with a stab wound to the neck. Martin had spent decades tracing the trade of ivory and rhino horns from Africa to Asian markets.
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Kenya:Ivory Trade Investigator Found Dead in Karen, Nairobi

[Nation] A world-renowned ivory investigator has been killed at his home in Karen, Nairobi, police said.
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Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya

Esmond Bradley Martin, whose groundbreaking investigations helped the fight against elephant poaching, died after being stabbed at home in NairobiA well-known American ivory-trade investigator, who pioneered efforts to combat elephant and rhino poachin...
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Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya

Esmond Bradley Martin, whose groundbreaking investigations helped the fight against elephant poaching, died after being stabbed at home in NairobiA well-known American ivory-trade investigator, who pioneered efforts to combat elephant and rhino poachin...
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Nigeria:Thailand Seizes Nigeria’s Smuggled Ivory As Rescued Chimpanzees Face Uncertain Future

[Guardian] Ivory worth 15 million baht ($469,800) smuggled from Nigeria has been seized in Thailand, customs officials said.Three elephant tusks and 31 ivory pieces weighing a combined 148 kilograms were seized at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in ...
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South Africa:Policewoman Provides Gifts to Help Grandmother, Baby

[News24Wire] A fluffy grey elephant, pink-frilled clothing, soothing creams and nourishing formula are amongst the gifts from the heart given by an Eastern Cape police captain to an elderly granny taking care of her tiny granddaughter.
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Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants

Publication Date:  Feb 2 2018 Image:  An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the i...
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Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants

Publication Date:  Feb 2 2018 Image:  An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the i...
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