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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
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If we want to save elephants we need to tackle widespread corruption that threatens their populations – and this goes for all wildlife.

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.

Related: Hong Kong authorities seize 'record' ivory haul

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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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