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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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Zambia Busts SA Wildlife Smuggling Syndicate

  • 10/21/15
  • Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Intelligence and Investigations Unit (IIU) officers have successfully intercepted a group of men attempting to illegally export 12 live Zambian sable antelopes by air to South Africa. Unfortunately five of the sable died as a result of stress during the journey.

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Strengthening Criminal Justice to Fight Wildlife Crime

  • 10/06/15
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On Tuesday, law enforcement officials, wildlife protection managers, prosecutors, judges and magistrates from Ethiopia will participate in a Wildlife Criminal Justice Assistance training in Addis Ababa.

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California Passes AB96, Goes Ivory Free

  • 10/05/15
  • Washington, D.C.

African Wildlife Foundation Board Chair David Thomson released the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Assembly Bill 96 into law, effectively banning all intrastate trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn in the state: 

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