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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
khon2.com
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.

South Africa: Rhino Poacher Jailed for 20 Years

[SAPS] On 7 September 2017, 30-year-old Mapoyisa Mahlauli was sentenced to an effective 20 years imprisonment after he was found guilty in the Skukuza Regional court for various rhino-poaching related crimes.
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Africa: How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates

[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops acr...
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Zimbabwe: Poachers Poison Jumbos

[The Herald] Two elephants were killed by suspected poachers using cyanide in the Liasha area of Hwange, the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe has said. About 260 kilogrammes of cyanide has since been recovered in a bushy area, while ...
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Namibia: N$866 000 Raised for Anti-Poaching Drive

[Namibian] THE Hunters United Against Poaching Trust last Thursday hosted a gala dinner and fund raising auction during which N$866 000 was raised for use in anti-poaching activities.
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Namibia: NGOs Cry Foul Over Licensing to Kill Desert Elephants

[Namibian] TWO non-governmental organisations have accused government of indiscriminately issuing licences for desert elephants to be shot.
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IFAW collaborates on new scientific report about sharks, rays and chimaeras

Dr. Akram Darwich Sep 7 2017 read more
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Kasungu National Park’s wildlife is recovering after 25 years of poaching

Deanne Gibbs Sep 6 2017 The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped...
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Kasungu National Park’s wildlife is recovering after 25 years of poaching

Deanne Gibbs Sep 6 2017 The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped...
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Africa: Wildlife Crime – Why Diverse Data Will Drive Better Responses

[ISS] Since 2006, Southern Africa has been facing an increasing poaching crisis. The securitisation of national parks and private reserves has become a multi-million-rand industry. The cost to secure South Africa's Kruger National Park alone, for insta...
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Angola: IDF Preserves Rare Species of Fauna and Flora

[ANGOP] Matala -Animals such as black buffalo, elephant, leopard and wild boar are some of the rare species of fauna considered privileged and cataloged by the Forest Development Institute (IDF), in the Bicuar National Park, southern Huíla province, preventing them from being extinguished.
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Zimbabwe: Poacher Zimparks Employee Shot

[The Herald] A Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) employee was shot and injured while allegedly poaching for elephant tusks at Mana Pools National Park.
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Elephants needing a room: hawkmoths on the march for a pupal pad

A herd of elephant hawkmoth caterpillars is trooping across my garden to pupate

Caterpillars are on the march. In the past week I’ve found several elephant hawkmoth caterpillars trooping across my garden. These are arguably the most subtly beautiful of the charismatic hawkmoth grubs. They are deep brown and charcoal grey with four arresting “eyes” of black, brown and silver – part of an armoury of deterrents against voracious birds, which includes the sudden switching into “snake” mode when disturbed, to discombobulate predators.

The adult moth takes its name from the caterpillar’s trunk-like snout, although its bewitching pink hued wings are also the colour of a cartoon elephant.

Related: Exotic migrant moths invade Britain under cover of darkness

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