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  1. News - World - WILDLIFE

    US-Africa summit on wildlife poaching addresses Asian demand

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leaders at US-Africa summit compare notes on elephant and rhino slaughter, and agree curbing demand for ivory and horn is key to survival Asia seen as key to poaching fight Those trying to protect the elephant and rhinoceros populations of Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, ...

  2. News - World - WILDLIFE

    African elephants converging on watering hole wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 10:53am by NHM

    ... NHM Now in its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth- the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. A South African photographer who captured African elephants ...

  3. News - World - WILDLIFE

    Elephants in Zimbabwe fall prey to cyanide poisoning by ivory poachers

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Harare, Zimbabwe 80 elephants fall prey to cyanide poisoning More than 80 elephants, and other animals, have died of cyanide poisoning by ivory poachers ... poisoning. "When we left Hwange National Park on Sunday, the total number of elephants that had died from cyanide poisoning was 81," said Jerry Gotora, a director of the Zimbabwe parks ...

  4. News - World - WILDLIFE

    South Africa may send rhinos abroad to beat poachers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... by some conservationists at US$65,000 a kilogram, making it more valuable than platinum or gold. Elsewhere in Africa, elephants are being poached at an alarming rate for the ivory in their tusks, ...

  5. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Thailand warned it faces international sanctions over illegal ivory trade

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... O'Criodain. Current Thai law allows ivory from domesticated Thai elephants to be sold, making it simple to launder poached African ivory, WWF said. "Thailand's market is fuelling the illegal assault on African elephants," O'Criodain said. The decision on Thailand came as delegates wrapped up a week-long CITES conference on trade in endangered species. Stoerkersen said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Chinese buyers need to be educated on the ivory trade, says safari expert

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... A veteran safari guide from Africa says the only way to stop the illegal trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns to China is by educating mainland buyers. Richard Knocker, 50, was born in Kenya ... "There are some common misconceptions, particularly in China, so it's all about educating people," he said. "There's a belief in China that elephants shed their tusks ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Ivory prices in Hong Kong stores rise 50-fold in a decade

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Buyers are 'investing' amid fears legal trade is driving market for poached and smuggled tusks Ivory prices rise 50-fold in a decade The price of elephant tusks in Hong Kong has shot up by more than fiftyfold in the past decade, raising concerns that the legal trade is fuelling demand for poached ivory and driving some African elephant populations towards ...

  8. News - World - WILDLIFE

    Chinese celebrity power harnessed to cut Asian demand for rhino horn

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 01:52pm by AFP

    ... the message in Asia. “This was the first group of celebrities invited to Africa to assist us in creating global awareness about rhino and elephant poaching,” Kotze said. “This is a social media ... especially in China, where the market for rhino horn and elephant ivory is.” Bai has already posted pictures on weibo of herself petting a young rhino at Entabeni’s orphanage for animals whose ...

  9. News - World - WILDLIFE

    South Africa says more than 1,000 rhinos poached last year

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 02:15am by Reuters

    ... elephants are being poached at an alarming rate for their ivory, which is used for carvings and has been valued for millennia for its colour and texture. The surging demand for ivory also mostly ...



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