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Yesterday the USA crushed one ton of confiscated ivory in New York to send a pow…

Yesterday the USA crushed one ton of confiscated ivory in New York to send a powerful message to both US citizens and the rest of the world that it will not tolerate the insidious illegal trade. Which other countries have taken a stand for elephants b...

Ivory smuggling ring busted in Hawaii Five people and a business have been indi…

Ivory smuggling ring busted in Hawaii

Five people and a business have been indicted for their involvement in ivory smuggling in Honolulu after federal agents intercepted numerous boxes of elephant, walrus and whale ivory.

Despite Hawaii being the one of the top three markets for elephant ivory in the US, a recent bill proposing the ban of ivory sales within the state was killed. This case proves yet again why state laws prohibiting the sale of these products are so crucial in preventing illegal wildlife trade and poaching.

>>Don’t let the bill to ban ivory die in your state: iworry.org/action/


Five indicted in illegal ivory smuggling ring in Honolulu
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The ivory had been shipped from Hawaii to the Philippines to be carved, then sent back to Hawaii for sale at their retail sites across Honol…

Suspected ivory smuggling kingpins arrested in Kenya Kenyan police have arreste…

Suspected ivory smuggling kingpins arrested in Kenya Kenyan police have arrested the three suspected kingpins thought to be behind the recent seizures in Singapore and Thailand, amounting to almost seven tonnes of ivory. The suspects include Abdurahm...

Suspected ivory smuggling kingpins arrested in Kenya Kenyan police have arreste…

Suspected ivory smuggling kingpins arrested in Kenya Kenyan police have arrested the three suspected kingpins thought to be behind the recent seizures in Singapore and Thailand, amounting to almost seven tonnes of ivory. The suspects include Abdurahm...

Only when we work together can we secure a future for elephants US supporters,…

Only when we work together can we secure a future for elephants US supporters, time to take action! Urge your State to introduce a ban on ivory and rhino horn sales. Contact details and template letter saved here: http://iworry.org/action/

Only when we work together can we secure a future for elephants US supporters,…

Only when we work together can we secure a future for elephants US supporters, time to take action! Urge your State to introduce a ban on ivory and rhino horn sales. Contact details and template letter saved here: http://iworry.org/action/

Congo ivory burn today Today His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of…

Congo ivory burn today Today His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo witnessed the destruction of almost 5 tons of confiscated ivory. The ceremony will precede the announcement, in Brazzaville, of the first pan-African ...

Congo ivory burn today Today His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of…

Congo ivory burn today Today His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo witnessed the destruction of almost 5 tons of confiscated ivory. The ceremony will precede the announcement, in Brazzaville, of the first pan-African ...

Heartwarming video shows entire elephant herd rush to greet newborn baby in Ambo…

Heartwarming video shows entire elephant herd rush to greet newborn baby in Amboseli! http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/video-amazing-view-entire-elephant-family-greeting-newborn-calf

Is corruption is undermining every aspect of conservation? Bob Smith, Senior Re…

Is corruption is undermining every aspect of conservation?

Bob Smith, Senior Research Fellow in Conservation Science, believes we should we should discuss corruption more openly when trying to save Africa’s elephants: http://bit.ly/1GS83oo


Ivory and saving elephants: how corruption is undermining every aspect of conservation
theconversation.com
If we want to save elephants we need to tackle widespread corruption that threatens their populations – and this goes for all wildlife.

Wildlife Crimes Investigation Unit leads to Zambian ivory trafficker arrest

Mike Labuschagne May 23 2017 Zambia-Malawi Border. read more
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Rescued elephant calf reunited with mother

May 22 2017

An elephant calf struggles to get out of a water tank near a village near the outer edge of Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. read more

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Big Game Hunter Killed by Elephant in Zimbabwe

Theunis Botha, 51, of South Africa, led hunting trips for wealthy tourists. An elephant fell on him after it was shot by another hunter.
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留住大象,哪怕为了这些“功利”的理由

大象的DNA里可能藏着抗击癌症、延年益寿的秘密,哪怕为了人类自身,我们也该好好对待大象。(翻译:子明/chinadialogue)

现在或许正是大象种群最黑暗的时代。中国正在取缔国内象牙贸易,欧盟也将着手对付象牙走私,但偷猎者们还在继续他们的血腥交易。与此同时,森林正遭到破坏,象群的迁徙路线被截断,人类和大象之间围绕土地、食物和水源的竞争愈演愈烈

所以,现在必须让大家明白:保留大象的生存空间对人类自身益处多多。并且人类根本不需要特别做什么,大象自会找到自己的领地。

Related: 《卫报》为何要用中文报道大象的生存危机?

Related: 人口70亿的世界,如何保护野生动植物?

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Namibia: Hundreds Arrested for Poaching

[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has revealed that they arrested more than 222 suspects for poaching and illegal possession of either rhino horns or elephant tusks in 2016.
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Why would Theresa May ditch a pledge to ban ivory trading?

The Tories’ manifesto has dropped a promise to outlaw the trade. Protecting wildlife should be a priority, not an option

Strange news: Theresa May has decided to drop a Tory pledge to push for a total ban on ivory trading (only the sale of ivory items produced after 1947 is prohibited). Why would she do that? Doesn’t she need votes? I thought nearly everyone loved elephants – who votes for helping to wipe them out? Apparently, wealthy antiques dealers. Lady (Victoria) Borwick, the Tory candidate for Kensington and the president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, is an acquaintance of the PM; perhaps she was whom May had in mind.

This makes me feel horribly sick. Although Borwick and her colleagues are primarily concerned with pieces from the pre-1947 era, the fact these items remain in circulation arguably has a knock-on effect on how hunting is perceived. An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, with more being shot for fun by big-game hunters – what is to stop a dishonest dealer passing off new spoils as old?

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Zimbabwe: Ivory Case Hits Snag At Constitutional Court

[The Herald] Two Harare women accused of unlawful possession of 25,9 kilogrammes of raw ivory valued at $6 475 have had their case seeking to compel the prosecution to reveal the informant struck off the Constitutional Court's roll.
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Zimbabwe: Exported Baby Elephants Distraught

[Zimbabwe Standard] Last year, more than 30 baby elephants were taken out of their natural habitats and with the blessings from the government and the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Authority (ZimParks), were flown to China. They were then dispatched to various zoos throughout the Asian country and their lives were never the same again.
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South Africa: SA Hunter ‘Trampled to Death By Elephants in Zimbabwe’ – Report

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's national wildlife authority has confirmed the death of a South African hunter killed by elephants near Hwange in the west of the country this weekend, it was reported on Sunday.
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South Africa: Rhino Owners Cry Foul After Poaching Gang Suspects Get Bail

[News24Wire] South Africa's rhino security community has expressed outrage after a Grahamstown High Court judge granted bail to three of the country's most notorious rhino poaching suspects, the Ndlovu Gang, effectively releasing them from police custo...
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Live Q&A: What impact is human development having on the world’s elephant populations?

The conflict between humans and elephants for space and resources is driving the rapid decline of elephant populations. Join us on Wednesday 24 May from 1-2.30pm BST to discuss how elephants and humans can live together

This week an elderly man was killed by a wild elephant in central India as he picked tendu leaves in the Surajpur forest. A few days earlier, a father and his son were injured after two elephants wandered into their house in Tamil Nadu. As human populations grow and communities live in closer proximity to elephants, one of the world’s most unique and beautiful animals can become the most dangerous.

But human development is also contributing to the severe decline in elephant populations. Across Asia and Africa, elephants’ natural habitats are being destroyed by rapid urbanisation and industrial and agricultural expansion.

Related: Can elephants and humans live together?

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Zimbabwe: Safari Players Await U.S. Decision On Ivory Ban

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Safari Operators' Association of Zimbabwe (Soaz) is awaiting a decision by the United States over an ivory ban which has crippled its operations and severely reduced its revenue base, businessdigest has learnt.
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