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At China-Africa Summit, A Call for Wildlife on Agenda

  • 11/16/15
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

As African heads of state prepare to join Chinese President Xi Jinping in South Africa for the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation, a group of respected Chinese and African business and policy leaders is appealing for wildlife and environmental issues to be included on the diplomatic agenda of the upcoming summit.

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AWF Urges Moratorium on Sport Hunting of Elephants

  • 10/23/15
  • Nairobi

At a time when African elephants are facing extraordinary threats to their survival, AWF is urging governments that currently allow sport hunting of elephants to suspend such activities, and to enact a moratorium on elephant trophy hunting.

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Illusion of Control: Hong Kong’s ‘Legal’ Ivory Trade

  • 10/22/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Hong Kong’s “legal” ivory market is willfully obstructing newly announced efforts by China and the United States to end ivory sales, at a time when thousands of African elephants are dying at the hands of poachers, according to a new report released by WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation with accompanying undercover footage provided to the organizations. 

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Zambia Busts SA Wildlife Smuggling Syndicate

  • 10/21/15
  • Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Intelligence and Investigations Unit (IIU) officers have successfully intercepted a group of men attempting to illegally export 12 live Zambian sable antelopes by air to South Africa. Unfortunately five of the sable died as a result of stress during the journey.

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Strengthening Criminal Justice to Fight Wildlife Crime

  • 10/06/15
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On Tuesday, law enforcement officials, wildlife protection managers, prosecutors, judges and magistrates from Ethiopia will participate in a Wildlife Criminal Justice Assistance training in Addis Ababa.

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