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28 January 2013

News just in from Conservation Justice, a law enforcement project in Gabon, describes a high profile ivory-related seizure and arrests.

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24 January 2013

Wildlife such as elephants are not the only victims in the escalating war against poaching. There is the obvious loss of income suffered by local and national economies dependant on the ecotourism benefits of living alongside wildlife such as the elephant, but there is a more direct and immediate cost for some. 

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22 January 2013

Some of the results of a long term study of an elephant population have just been released, revealing a clearer picture of the impacts of poaching.

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17 January 2013

Following on from at least 7.7 tonnes of ivory seized by authorities worldwide in the last six weeks of 2012, this week, vigilant customs and wildlife officials have seized more than 3.8 tonnes of raw ivory.

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10 January 2013

A family of 12 elephants have been killed in a horrific mass shooting by poachers in Kenya.

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07 January 2013

Hard on the heels of a massive 6 tonne seizure in Malaysia last month, 1.3 tonnes in November and 3.8 tonnes in October (both in Hong Kong) yet another large ivory seizure has just taken place.

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15 December 2012

Tanzania has been heavily criticized by local people living adjacent to some of the areas being hardest hit by elephant poaching for requesting approval from CITES  for the ‘one-off’ sale of 101 metric tonnes of ivory currently stockpiled by their government.

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11 December 2012

In breaking news this afternoon, the Malaysian press is reporting the shocking seizure of 24 tonnes consignment of elephant ivory in around 1,500 pieces by customs authorities at Port Klang, just outside the Kuala Lampur capital. Other details of this seizure should come as no surprise - the shipment originated in Togo, a known hot bed for the wildlife trade, it was shipped via Malaysia, which seized more than 6,800kg in just four interceptions last year and the destination was again, China. 

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19 November 2012

Conservation Justice, a partner of the Last Great Ape Organisation (LAGA) achieved some noteworthy law enforcement successes this month with the arrest of an ivory poacher and seizure of 17kg of ivory in northern Gabon as well as the arrest of one of the country’s most notorious ivory dealers, in an operation that led to the seizure of 40kg of ivory and a mobile phone listing a number of Chinese contacts.

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14 November 2012

Ofir Drori, Director of the Last Great Ape Orgnaisation (LAGA), was recently awarded the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal in recognition of his personal commitment to the conservation of wild animals in Africa. Here is the self proclaimed new generation wildlife activist talking to Will Travers, Born Free CEO, about the legal and illegal trade in ivory and much more...

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