Will Government Action Match Buffett’s R255 million Donation?

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Will Government Action Match Buffett’s R255 million Donation?

Aug-02 Nets confiscated by com rangers Mareja

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CITES and the Illegal Trade in Wildlife

National Geographic | 16 March, 2014 | Karl Ammann

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement supported by 180 governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of endangered species. But is… Full Story →

Tanzania Gets U.S.$28 Million for Anti-Poaching

East African Business Week | 17 March, 2014 |

Dar es Salaam — The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) has given Tanzania 11 surveillance vehicles to boost the anti-poaching campaign. The eleven vehicles are part of the Euro 20 million ($27.77 million) set aside to help Tanzania’s fight against poaching in the next five years…. Full Story →

Spotlight on Zambezi’s ivory poaching

oxpeckers.org | 11 February 2014 | Hongxiang Huang

Namibia has enjoyed a good reputation for its nature conservation, but there is evidence the illegal trade in wildlife products is taking off. The smuggling hotspot is the Zambezi border region where five Southern Africa countries intersect. Oxpeckers fellow and Chinese… Full Story →

Japan retailer Rakuten slammed over ivory and whale meat products

globalpost | 18 March, 2014 | AFP

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is the world’s largest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products, an environmental campaign group said Tuesday, saying that running the advertisements was akin to arming poachers. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said a search for “ivory” on Rakuten’s Japanese… Full Story →

Rhino poaching: Will government action match Howard Buffett’s R255-million?

Daily Maverick | 18 March, 2014 |

The enormous donation by US entrepreneur, philanthropist, conservationist and all-round global good-guy Howard G Buffett to help in the battle against rhino poaching has been greeted with no small amount glee in SA’s corridors of power. But what difference is… Full Story →

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