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Large-Scale Ivory Seizures in Africa Now Exceeding Those in Asia

  • 06/16/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Elephants in East Africa

More than 20,000 elephants were poached in Africa in 2013, but new report by international trade monitoring group suggests poaching is showing signs of leveling off, perhaps due to better law enforcement

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

  • 06/11/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Mountain Gorilla

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.
White House

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
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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