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

  • 06/06/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Rhino poaching graph

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
elephant with tusks

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.
southern white rhino

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
An elephant in Kruger National Park

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
Carved ivory

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

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