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

  • 11/16/15
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
China-Africa Dialogue Series in Beijing

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
AWF Urges Moratorium on Sport Hunting of Elephants

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
Ivory for sale in Hong Kong

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 Busts SA Wildlife Smuggling Syndicate

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
EWCA rangers in Simien Mountains

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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