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Ivory trading nations exposed

28 November 2016 | iafrica.com | Adam Cruise | FREE TO PUBLISH CREDIT CAT

The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report, but other major offenders avoided censure as they failed to provide information or seize any ivory. Three years ago there were just eight but now the countries most implicated in the illegal ivory trade have grown almost … Full Story →


Time for Action – end the criminality and corruption fuelling wildlife crime

November 2016 | Environmental Investigation Agency | EIA |

The landmark London Conference in February 2014 brought together heads of state and government representatives to discuss the rise in the illicit trade in wildlife and to sign up to a series of commitments to tackle the trade. As we now take stock of the state of wildlife threatened by trade and the actions that … Full Story →


MEPs call for ivory trade ban, penalties against wildlife trafficking

24 November 2016 | New Europe | European Parliment |

MEPs advocate a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and call for common sanctions at EU level against wildlife trafficking, in a resolution voted on Thursday. Wildlife trafficking is worth an estimated €20 billion annually. It has grown in recent years, becoming one of the biggest and most profitable forms … Full Story →


Traditional Chinese Medical Authorities Are Unable to Stop the Booming Trade in Rare Animal Parts

21 November 2016 | Time | Charlie Campbell |

AFP/Getty ImagesA vet attends to a tranquilized rhino, which will be microchipped during an operation on Sept. 19, 2016, at the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West province, in South Africa. Rhino populations are threatened by poaching to feed China’s voracious demand for rhino horn Although reputable practitioners of TCM have long shunned the … Full Story →


Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

23 November 2016 | National Geographic | Christine Dell’Amore |

A national park in Botswana is struggling to support the staggering number of animals fleeing from poaching in other countries. A family of elephants walk along the grassy shores of Namibia, where they risk their lives each day to get food. Photograph by Christine Dell’Amore, National Geographic Chobe National Park, BotswanaThe elephants swim across the … Full Story →