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25 March 2013

During the first two weeks of March, delegates from countries party to CITES (Convention on Trade in Endangered Species) met in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the impacts of trade on elephants, tigers, rhinos, sharks, pangolins, manta rays and much more. The Born Free team was there doing its utmost to urge precaution and encouraging less not more trade... 

11 March 2013

So far, discussions about elephants at the two week CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting currently being held in Bangkok have centred around the current poaching crises hitting many African populations. Despite this, country delegates, some non-governmental organisations and other lobbyists are still talking about legal trade in ivory.

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08 March 2013

Will Travers, Born Free CEO, sends update after the first week of the CITES conference...

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01 March 2013

Working with the Judicial Police, Conservation Justice has assisted with investigations that have resulted in the arrest this week of a high ranking Gabonese official who has admitted to heading one of the country’s largest ivory trafficking networks.

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21 February 2013

See the promotional video for the Bloody Ivory Campaign.

Advisory; this video is powerful, but does not contain images of dead animals.

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13 February 2013

A report has just come in from the frontline of the battle against the ivory trade. This is a message from Ofir Drori, Director of the Cameroon-based Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA)...

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08 February 2013

A study just released has revealed a shocking statistic - 11,100 elephants killed in just one area in northern Gabon since 2004.

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06 February 2013

In a pattern eerily reminiscent of the horrific mass killings in Bouba Ndjida National Park in Northern Cameroon this time last year, a media report just in is highlighting the severe danger currently facing elephants in Cameroon, Chad and Central African Republic. 

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05 February 2013

Two seizures last week highlight the role of key aspects in the illegal trade in elephant ivory – corruption, the threat of domestic trade and weak legislation.

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30 January 2013

Following a tip off, customs officials and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority in Singapore have intercepted a shipment of 1.8 tonnes composed of 1,099 pieces of ivory tusks.

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