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Rhino Trade Panel: Window dressing by the DEA

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Rhino Trade Panel: Window dressing by the DEA

News24 | 15 July, 2014 | Martina Polley |

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has finally issued an invitation to stakeholders to participate in its exploration of Rhino Horn Trade Feasibility. The long-awaited invitation supposedly represents a one-time opportunity for concerned parties to present their arguments to a… Full Story →

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Desert elephant controversy reignited after hunter trampled

Wildlife News | 15 July, 2014 | Cindy Tilney |

The trampling of a Namibian trophy hunter by an elephant has reignited the heated debate around hunting permits issued for the country’s gravely endangered desert elephants. In a strange twist of fate earlier this month, a young bull elephant in… Full Story →

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Roaming in a Minefield: the CITES Decision-Making Mechanism for Trade in Ivory

Annamiticus | 7 July, 2014 | Alejandro Nadal |

When it comes to deciding the future of the ivory trade, the governing bodies of CITES are walking a tightrope – between countries wanting to trade it and others wanting to ban it. As yet they have not decided to… Full Story →

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South Africa: 10 days and 62 rhinos dead

Wildlife News | 12 July, 2014 | Kevin Heath |

South Africa has released its latest rhino stats which show that so far in 2014 558 rhinos have been killed in the country. This is a leap of 62 rhinos killed since the last rhino stats were published 10 days ago… Full Story →

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Rhino horn trade panel: Why the silence?

The Mercury | 10 July, 2014 | Tony Carnie |

The Department of Environmental Affairs remained mum yesterday about the names of the 10-member “panel of experts” that will shape the government’s position on whether to try to scrap the international ban on rhino horn trading. This has fuelled speculation… Full Story →

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Call for trade embargo against Mozambique for failure to address poaching issues

Africa Geographic | 10 July, 2014 | Cindy Tilney |

Two international environmental organisations have called on the US government to implement trade sanctions against Mozambique for its official complicity in the ongoing rampant slaughter of elephants and rhinos by Mozambican nationals not only within Mozambique but also in South… Full Story →

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