ivory trade

 
Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory ban
Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory ban
Calls from conservation groups for a strong line and a near total ban on the sale of ivory were strengthened last week when 32 African nations
China's ban on domestic ivory sales comes into force
China's ban on domestic ivory sales comes into force
A ban on all sales of ivory products in China comes into force on Sunday, a move hailed by conservationists as an important step in the fight to...
Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites
Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites
Corrupt officials, working with Chinese...
African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade
African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade
Member states of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) are not meeting until September, but some...
Outrage at Japan's ivory sales
Outrage at Japan's ivory sales
Yahoo Japan has defended its online trade in ivory amid mounting pressure on the company to stop selling the products on its auction site.
Tanzania's elephants under siege
Tanzania's elephants under siege
Tanzania has emerged as the epicentre of Africa’s elephant poaching crisis after a government census revealed it had lost a "catastrophic" 60% of...
Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
Turning Africa's Big 5 into hard cash
For many outsiders, Africa's big animals are among the natural wonders of the world and a major tourist draw.
Target the traders in ivory war
Target the traders in ivory war
The threat to Africa's remaining elephants from the illegal ivory trade is diverse and increasingly dangerous. In some parts of Central Africa, the...
Diplomatic indignation in ivory row
Diplomatic indignation in ivory row
The Tanzanian government has dismissed the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report released last week that said Chinese diplomats and...
Chinese officials went on illegal ivory 'buying sprees'
Chinese officials went on illegal ivory 'buying sprees'
Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to East Africa, sending prices soaring, an...
African spy chiefs warn of poaching link to terror groups
African spy chiefs warn of poaching link to terror groups
African intelligence chiefs have red-flagged wildlife poaching as a security risk, saying proceeds from the crime are being used to fund terror...

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