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Victory for Africa's Jumbos

A herd of elephants on the move

Earlier this month the Great Elephant Census released its final, troubling results. The population survey revealed a 30 percent decline in Africa’s savanna elephant population between 2007 and 2014.

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What Will Our Conservation Story Be?

What Will Our Conservation Story Be?

For those who often read about the state of wildlife today, the narrative isn’t always a happy one—in fact, more often than not it’s just the opposite.

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Alikiba: We Are Responsible For Our Animals

Alikiba with Chinese film star Wang Baoqiang and conservationists in South Africa

Tanzanian singer-songwriter Alikiba traveled to South Africa this week ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit to take part in the China-Africa Dialogue Series, hosted by AWF and the Aspen Institute.

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The Frontline Warriors of Wildlife Trafficking

The Frontline Warriors of Wildlife Trafficking

Dick worked his way through the luggage with methodical and focused movements and quickly identified what he was looking for—a smuggled illegal piece of ivory.  His speed and agility are the sure-fire skills that will help tremendously in combatting the illegal wildlife trade that is ravishing the wildlife populations of Africa.

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State of Play: U.S. Ivory Trade Legislation

Elephant bulls at Manyara Ranch in Tanzania

As many as 35,000 African elephants are killed by poachers every year. In the last five years, the elephant population in Tanzania—historically one of the great elephant range states—has declined by more than 60 percent. To the south, nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants have disappeared, again as a result of poaching. And in Central Africa, 65 percent of forest elephants have been killed in the span of a decade.

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