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Illusion of Control: Hong Kong’s ‘Legal’ Ivory Trade

  • 10/22/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Ivory for sale in Hong Kong

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 Busts SA Wildlife Smuggling Syndicate

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
EWCA rangers in Simien Mountains

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.
Chinese actress Li Bing Bing urges California to go #ivoryfree

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.
African elephant family

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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