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01 December 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade. 

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 48 dead elephants, bringing the total so far this year to at least 4,031…

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01 November 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade. 

This month’s seizure figures represent at least 125 dead elephants, bringing the total so far this year to at least 3,983…

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27 October 2011

Anti-poaching and other conservation efforts in northern Benin (West Africa) have been successful – the elephant population is growing. This is good news for the park’s ecosystem, but has also led to an increase in conflict between elephants and communities living in the area. 

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03 October 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade. 

This month’s seizure figures represent the death of at least 540 elephants, bringing the total so far this year to at least 3,860 dead elephants…

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19 September 2011

An expansive article on the ivory trade entitled 'Agony and Ivory' was published in the August 2011 edition of Vanity Fair magazine. One of the people who the author sought advice from was Will Travers, CEO of the Born Free Foundation. In the wake of the article's publication, Will Travers spoke to Vanity Fair about his life in conservation. 

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02 September 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade. 

This month’s seizure figures represent the death of at least 1,388 elephants, bringing the total so far this year to at least 3,104 dead elephants…

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26 August 2011

Enormous ivory haul reveals shocking levels of elephant poaching in Africa.

Leading conservationists were left stunned by news from Tanzania that 1,041 elephant tusks have been seized by authorities in an operation at the port of Zanzibar on Wednesday 24th August 2011. The tusks had been hidden among sacks of dried fish, in a shipment reportedly destined for Malaysia. 

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15 August 2011

Tigers, gorillas, rhinoceroses, elephants and much more will be under the spotlight this week when government representatives and experts from around the world meet in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the perilous situation facing many species.

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03 August 2011

A monthly update on press coverage of the international illegal ivory trade. 

This month’s seizures represent at least 273 dead elephants…

20 July 2011

20 July 2011, Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Smoke from the bonfire reached up into an elephant grey sky as a flaming torch wielded by His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, the President of Kenya, ignited a funeral pyre of nearly 5 tonnes of illegal ivory - the tusks of hundreds of elephants, originally seized in Singapore in 2002.

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