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U.S. Government Unveils a New National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  • 02/11/14
  • Washington, D.C.

Today the U.S. government unveiled a new national strategy for combating the global illegal wildlife trade. In response, the African Wildlife Foundation released the following statement from its CEO, Dr. Patrick Bergin. Bergin is part of the eight-member Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, which provided suggestions for the development of the strategy and which will be offering further input on its implementation.

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Ahead of London Summit on Wildlife Trafficking, France Destroys Ivory

  • 02/06/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Ivory destruction sets the stage for next week’s global summit in London, as heads of state from around the world will discuss ways to combat the illegal wildlife trade

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Kenya’s New Wildlife Law Cracks Down on Wildlife Crime

  • 01/29/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Court hands down harshest sentence yet to ivory smuggler

On Tuesday, a Kenyan court ordered Tang Yong Jian, a convicted ivory smuggler from China, to pay a fine of Ksh 20 million, approximately US$233,000, or serve seven years in prison.

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AWF CEO Commends Hong Kong's Decision to Destroy Its Ivory Stockpile

  • 01/23/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

"The culture of ivory worship in Hong Kong is deep-rooted and centuries-old, which makes the decision to destroy any ivory…that much more extraordinary."

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Hong Kong to Decide Fate of Its Ivory Stock

  • 01/22/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation urges Hong Kong to destroy its stockpile and join other countries in taking a stand against illegal wildlife trafficking

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