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AWF Praises Bill to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  • 12/10/15
  • Washington, D.C.

On December 10, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at combating wildlife trafficking through a "whole of government" approach to tackling the multi-billion dollar illicit industry. The introduction of the Senate bill, called the END Wildlife Trafficking Act, complements the recent introduction of a similar bill, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council Shines Spotlight on Wildlife at FOCAC

  • 12/03/15
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

On the eve of the heads-of-state summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation in South Africa, a group of respected Chinese and African civil society leaders and celebrities called the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council are shining a spotlight on the role of wildlife conservation in sustainable economic development. 

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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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