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Elephant poaching: thousands march worldwide for wildlife protection

Demonstrators in 136 cities and towns across six continents joined the Global March for Elephants and RhinosThousands marched in Africa and around the world Saturday to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is dri...

Elephant poaching: thousands march worldwide for wildlife protection

Demonstrators in 136 cities and towns across six continents joined the Global March for Elephants and RhinosThousands marched in Africa and around the world Saturday to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is dri...

South Africa tries gunfire location system to catch rhino poachers

ShotSpotter technology used for the first time outside of an urban environment in bid to stem illegal wildlife tradeRhino poachers in South Africa now risk giving themselves away when they shoot thanks to a high-tech, gunfire-detection system being pil...

Rescuing orphaned baby elephants in Kenya – in pictures

To mark World Elephant Day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has released behind-the-scenes pictures of efforts to save orphaned baby elephants in Africa, where up to 35,000 animals are killed for their tusks each year. As elephant populations suffer...

Ricky Gervais calls for public to hand in unwanted wildlife products

Comedian supports police drive to encourage Londoners to donate items such as rhino horn and ivory carvingsRicky Gervais has asked people to hand in wildlife products they may have at home, such as ivory carvings, to help tackle the illegal wildlife tr...

Price of ivory in China triples

Illegal trade killing African elephants driven by rising demand in China, with price of kilogram of ivory now £1225

The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world's biggest market, conservationists said on Thursday.

"The surge in the price of ivory is driving a wave of killing of elephants across Africa that shows little sign of abating," campaign group Save the Elephants said.

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Soco halts oil exploration in Africa’s Virunga national park

British oil company bows to pressure and abandons drilling in volatile and biodiverse region of Democratic Republic of CongoConservationists have claimed one of their greatest successes in recent years following the unexpected decision by British oil c...

David Beckham and Prince William launch new wildlife crime campaign

#WhoseSideAreYouOn aims to use the power of sport and social media to stigmatise buying of ivory and rhino horn

David Beckham and Prince William launched a campaign to help stigmatise the buying of ivory and rhino horn on Monday.

"Our children should not live in a world without elephants, tigers, lions and rhinos. Enough is enough," said Prince William, who convened the United for Wildlife group, a coalition of global conservation groups. "It is time to choose between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money."

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Why we need to rethink wildlife tourism

We do not need to chase animals across the savannah nor witness the crude cabaret of theme parks to connect with nature STA Travel ends 'unethical' animal tripsDoes first-hand experience of magnificent wild animals in their natural habitat deepen our c...

Hong Kong burns ivory stockpile

Work begins on destroying 28 tonnes of elephant tusks over the course of a year in move to combat illegal wildlife tradeHong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers, in the world's largest such operation that m...

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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