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British Oil Company Abandons Plans to Drill for Oil in Virunga National Park

  • 06/11/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation commends World Wildlife Fund and others for pressuring Soco International to abandon its oil plans in Africa’s oldest park

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Presidential Council Makes Recommendations on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

  • 06/10/14
  • Washington, D.C.

Council will work with Presidential Task Force and White House to implement recommendations, putting U.S. government on course to lead in fight against wildlife poaching and trafficking

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Vietnam's Ministry of Health Confirms Rhino Horn Has No Medicinal Value

  • 06/06/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

The announcement comes as South Africa—the epicenter of the rhino poaching crisis—is on track to lose an estimated 1,027 rhinos by the end of the year, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

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3rd Hong Kong Retailer Drops Ivory

  • 05/27/14
  • Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium Ltd. announced that it is no longer selling ivory products, according to a memo obtained by WildAid.

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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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