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How Mobile Technology is Changing Conservation

Cyber Tracker technology used by rangers

From mobile phones to CyberTrackers, technology is transforming Africa and how we do conservation.

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Ivory: From Bush to Market

Ivory path from bush to market infographic

Ivory taken from an elephant in Africa travels along an elaborate trade chain that spans countries, oceans, and continents—and comprises a network of poachers traffickers, fixers, kingpins, and consumers.

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Behind the Legal, Domestic Ivory Trade, a Black Market Flourishes

Behind the legal, domestic ivory trade, a black market flourishes

In 1989, after a decades-long spate of elephant poaching and failed regulation of the commercial trade in ivory, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) finally made the decision to ban international trade in African elephant ivory.

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Technology to the Rescue

KWS plane. Photo by Peter Chira

Technological innovation is often born out of two things: necessity and war. Conservation groups like AWF need to know more about rare species like the bonobo to determine how best to protect them. At the same time, there is a war on to defend well-known species—rhinos and elephants, for example—that have come under attack.

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