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Elephants in the room

Science should lead the way in society’s efforts to protect habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods

China’s ban on domestic ivory sales comes into force

One of the world's biggest markets for African ivory, China announced that it would outlaw all domestic trade and processing by 2017

Tourism in Africa loses R343-million per year through elephant poaching

High cost to conserve elephants from poachers is compensated by tourism income.

Rhino, elephant, lion fates to be decided at Cites

The most important conservation meeting in a generation will see debates on the future of more than 500 species.

Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17

Conservationists worry that ivory poaching is moving through Zambia towards Botswana’s Okavanga Delta, location of the world's largest elephant herds.

Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites

Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.

Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching

The thinking behind the move was widely accepted at the time, and 'has only been proved wrong in hindsight' - researchers

Morgan’s Somalia trek a sign of hope

Joy as thirtysomething pachyderm makes three-week journey from Kenya.

Tanzania’s elephants under siege

Poaching linked to crime syndicates has seen 85 000 tuskers being slaughtered in five years.

Target the traders in ivory war

It is not only armed insurgent and rebel groups that fuel the slaughter of elephants, it is also greed.

Wildlife devastation in South Sudan war ‘alarming’

Slaughtered for tusks and meat, endangered wildlife numbers have taken a huge knock since soldiers and rebels began fighting in December.

Misappropriation of ivory funds threatens rhino horn sale

900 rhino poached so far this year, with 600 of those being poached in the Kruger National Park.

Mozambique elephants obliterated

A year-long investigation has exposed official complicity in slaughter for the ivory trade.

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

New UN resolutions bring sanctions against illegal wildlife and resource traders who support armed groups committing social atrocities in Africa.

One-fifth of Africa’s elephants could be killed this decade

25 000 elephants have been killed last year across Africa, and the numbers will grow, a continental conference on poaching has heard.

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