Poachers are Hunting Down the Last Sumatran Rhino

Only about 100 of these small, hairy rhinos remain on the planet, and the few that exist in the wild are almost impossible to find. They live solitary lives, scattered among the rainforests on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Scientists are lucky to spot one or two on camera traps every couple of years.

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Cyanide, Elephants and Waterholes – Neutralizing the Threat

There have been reports over the past several weeks that 66 elephants have been poisoned by cyanide in waterholes in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. This also means that every other animal that has taken a drink at these waterholes has also died, as well as the vultures that devoured the poisoned carcasses.

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An Elephant Utopia – swimming in sunshine

When I was little, growing up in Durban on the east coast of South Africa, just two hours from Thula Thula Game Reserve, all the kids I knew in my neighborhood would meet up on the holidays at the Durban North public pool. We’d flock around a mass of water and dash and splash the days away; the rebels, the jokers, the hustlers, the divas, all soaking up the African rays, dunking our bodies into a bowl of pure liquid fun.

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Photos Show Sad Plight for African Elephants Lifted to China

New, secretly obtained photos show that elephants snatched from the wild in Zimbabwe months ago and airlifted recently to China are malnourished, sunken-looking, and scarred by wounds.

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US Veterans to Help Deter Poaching in Africa

Over the past three years, over 100,000 African elephants have been killed by poachers, the Northern White Rhinoceros has been poached to extinction and the Black rhinoceros is teetering on the edge with population levels declining by 97.6%.

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Africa’s Poaching Crisis – The Game Changers

When Youth 4 African Wildlife (Y4AW) interviewed me a couple weeks ago they asked me what I considered to be the game changers of Africa’s poaching crisis. We discussed the opportunities of demand reduction, social impact investment, and a watchdog system for making sure criminals are put behind bars.

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Pangolin is the new rhino

After seven weeks of assignments, I flew out of Zimbabwe on the 4th of January and landed in South Africa’s Limpopo wilderness. I’ve been spending about six hours a day in the bush, and I’ve asked several rangers if they’ve ever seen a pangolin, and the answer is always the same, “No, they’re so rare, but I wish I had.”

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EIA: China’s Blood Ivory Carving Factories

EIA are the original eco-spooks of the wildlife trade, behind groundbreaking investigations that contributed significantly to both ivory and rhino horn bans in the previous poaching crisis of the eighties.

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Help Save Elephants Kickstarter Campaign: Do Elephants Go To Heaven?

In the last three years, 100,000 African elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks. That’s 1 every 15 minutes. If killing continues at this rate conservationists estimate that elephants could be extinct in the wild by 2025.

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Rhino Poaching Reaches Record Level in 2014

The poaching, or illegal killing, of rhinos in SouthAfrica is growing worse each year. The government recently reported that arecord number of rhinos were poached in 2014. The killings continue even though the government has increased efforts to try to stop poachers.

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Have-a-go heroes: the women saving elephants in their free time

With one elephant killed every 25 minutes, the poaching crisis continues. But with the commitment and activism of a growing global network – dominated by women – laws and attitudes around the world are changing

If dedication and hard work were all it took, Maria Mossman would have saved every last elephant by now. Despite having two children, aged five and seven, and a part-time job for a large corporation, she also spends 35 to 40 hours a week as an unpaid activist. It was even more time when the children were younger. “I used to come home from work at about 4pm and then sit on my computer, networking with other groups and activists until two o’clock in the morning,” she recalls.

Mossman, 41, got heavily involved in elephant activism in 2013. As well as founding Action for Elephants UK (AFEUK), she’s one of the key organisers of the global elephant and rhino marches. “It’s really hard work,” she says. “Really stressful. Just before the marches you say: ‘We’re not going to do this again.’ And as soon as one is over you start planning the next one.”

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One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park

Publication Date:  Jul 12 2017 WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confisca...
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Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France

David Cowdrey Jul 10 2017 Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan ...
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Namibia: U.S.$740 Reward for Reporting Poaching

[Namibian] Anti-poaching organisation 'Help our Rhinos NOW Namibia' (HoRN.NAM) has called on the public in the Kunene region and across the country to report wildlife crimes.
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Uganda: Residents Reject UWA Proposal to Turn Area Into Game Reserve

[Monitor] Agago -Following several years of destruction of crops in Kaket Parish in Lapono Sub-county, Agago District, by elephants straying from Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) officials now want the area be turned into a ...
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Boris Johnson backs ‘all-out ban’ on ivory sales

Foreign secretary confirms government’s pledge, despite absence from manifesto

A total ban on ivory sales in the UK could still be introduced by the British government, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said, signalling a possible U-turn that has been welcomed by conservationists.

In their 2015 manifesto the Conservatives promised to “press for a total ban on ivory sales”. But the pledge was quietly taken out of this year’s Tory manifesto, sparking anger among conservation organisations, which say that by allowing the trade to continue, the UK is fuelling elephant poaching.

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Cameroon: ‘Maalle’ – Wanted for Elephant Poaching!

[Cameroon Tribune] The educative film by Ashu Egbe focuses on societal ills and their impact on the community.
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Elephant calf reunited with wild herd in India

Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary Jul 10 2017 A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the A displac read more
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South Africa: Two Suspected Rhino Poachers Killed in Shootout

[News24Wire] Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers shot and killed two suspected rhino poachers after a gunfight at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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South Africa: KZN Police Arrest Three Suspected Rhino Poachers

[News24Wire] Three suspected rhino poachers will appear in the Hluhluwe Magistrate's Court on Monday, after being caught by police carrying a high calibre hunting rifle, a silencer, ammunition and an axe.
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South Africa: Serial Rhino Poaching Brothers Back in Court

[News24Wire] Two brothers accused of rhino poaching, Deon and Niklaas van Deventer, and Onward Muchangowa - a Zimbabwean national - are expected back in the Makhado Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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Largest online retailer in Japan bans ivory sales

Tania McCrea-Steele Jul 7 2017 Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. read more
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