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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Places Southern White Rhino on Endangered Species List

  • 05/20/14
  • Washington, D.C.

Rhino subspecies receives U.S. protection in light of Africa’s poaching epidemic 

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) applauds the move by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today to list the southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. While this rhino subspecies is not in danger of extinction, USFWS noted that its similarity to other subspecies required further protective measures, particularly in light of the rising illegal rhino horn trade.

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South Africa’s Kruger National Park Records its First Elephant Ivory Poaching Incident in a Decade

  • 05/16/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Death of elephant could be a sign that poachers and wildlife traffickers are turning their attention to Africa’s southern herds

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Hong Kong Ivory Burn Necessary Step in Halting Elephant Slaughter

  • 05/14/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Series of burns by Hong Kong authorities to destroy 29.6 metric tons of seized ivory

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In DRC, Conservationists Form Network to Protect Great Apes

  • 04/22/14
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Workshop and field-based training in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mark the first step in fostering greater collaboration, transparency, and information sharing between key stakeholders in countries with at-risk great ape populations.

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Belgium destroys ivory, EU prepares strategy to combat wildlife trafficking

  • 04/09/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Recommendations on new strategy were provided by the African Wildlife Foundation and other conservation groups at the request of the European Commission

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