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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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China, U.S. Agree to Halt Ivory Trade

  • 09/25/15
  • Washington, D.C.

U.S. President Barack Obama and People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping have announced a commitment to “take significant and timely steps to halt the domestic commercial trade of ivory” in their respective countries, according to a fact sheet released by the White House at the close of President Xi’s State visit.

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Thomson Safaris and AWF Join Forces for Conservation

  • 09/23/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Thomson Safaris, a leader in responsible Tanzanian Safaris, has partnered with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to further its conservation efforts in East Africa.

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