Assessing the Risks of Rhino Horn Trade

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Assessing the Risks of Rhino Horn Trade

Assessing the Risks of Rhino Horn Trade

International Rhino Coalition | June 2014 |

INTRODUCTION: In April 2014 economists, conservationists, researchers, consumer state representatives and wildlife law consultants from around the world gathered in Pretoria to discuss the risks or rhino horn trade in South Africa. This report is a summary of their presentations…. Full Story →

1 Ton of Pangolin Scales from South Africa Seized in Hong Kong

Annamiticus | 28 May, 2014 | Rhishja Cota-Larson

Hong Kong Customs authorities have seized just over one ton of pangolin scales from a shipping container which arrived from South Africa. This is the second interception in Hong Kong of a shipment of pangolin scales from the African continent… Full Story →

Ruvuma’s success points way to battle the poaching scourge

The Saturday Star | 31 May, 2014 | Martina Polley

A community elephant project in Tanzania has reduced elephant poaching numbers by more than half in two years. Martina Polley investigates how working outside of wildlife reserves is as important as working within them. The Ruvuma Elephant Project (REP) operates… Full Story →

Culling elephants leaves an impact on their social structure decades later

Monga Bay | 30 May, 2014 | Ariel Mark

Scientists are finding that past African elephant culling operations, despite having ended decades ago, have greatly impacted surviving elephant populations and dramatically disrupted their social behavior. Researchers from the University of Sussex studied and compared the social behavior of two… Full Story →

Namibian Desert Elephants in the Line of Fire

SA Breaking News | 30 May, 2014 | Cindy Tilney

Namibia: Just months ahead of the elections in November, the Namibian government has issued hunting permits for rare desert elephants in the northwestern Kunene region, a unique desert region of harsh but compelling beauty, in which few large game species… Full Story →

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