Recent links ivory & poaching

'E' is for elephant, not extinction - Chester County Press
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'E' is for elephant, not extinctionChester County PressElephant herds continue to disappear. It is estimated that 96 elephants are being killed for their ivory every day. The face of poaching has changed over the decades. There has always been conflict between farmers and elephants. Farmers may have killed ......
20 April 2017 Hits: 4
730,000 elephants 'missing from Africa's protected areas' | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail
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730,000 elephants 'missing from Africa's protected areas' | Daily Mail ...Daily MailConservationists in South Africa have blamed 'pervasive poaching' for the dramatic reduction in numbers across 73 designated areas spanning 21 African ...MINA Breaking News - Mystery over 730,000 missing ElephantsMINAall 3 news articles »...
20 April 2017 Hits: 6
Hong Kong's ivory traders should back the total ban, as they have enough time to adapt - South China Morning Post
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Hong Kong's ivory traders should back the total ban, as they have enough time to adaptSouth China Morning PostI met with ivory traders and environmental activists, listening to both sides of the ban argument. The traders are keen to inform the public that not every piece of ivory represents the poaching of elephants, and...
18 April 2017 Hits: 8
Minister's wildlife plans a jumbo worry - Business Day (registration)
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Minister's wildlife plans a jumbo worryBusiness Day (registration)SANParks and other conservationists have strong antipoaching measures in place, but the staggering decimation of elephant herds in Mozambique and Tanzania has left many concerned that elephant poaching in SA will increase. From zero ivory poaching ......
18 April 2017 Hits: 7
Africa's protected areas missing 75 percent of their savanna elephants - National Geographic
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Africa's protected areas missing 75 percent of their savanna elephantsNational GeographicBut then we looked back at the oldest reliable census information from the 1960s and early 70s, before ivory poaching really took off. Places like Selous, Mkomazi, Murchison Falls, Tsavo and the Luangwa Valley had populations remarkably...
17 April 2017 Hits: 8
Is The Elephant Poaching Crisis Coming To An End? - Africa.com - Africa.com
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Is The Elephant Poaching Crisis Coming To An End? - Africa.comAfrica.comThe ivory demand in Chinese markets has created an elephant poaching crisis in Africa over the years. Closure of some legal market trade brings a reprieve.and more »...
15 April 2017 Hits: 7
Jumbo poaching rampant, says watchdog; officials refute claim - The New Indian Express
Jumbo poaching rampant, says watchdog; officials refute claimThe New Indian ExpressDr Balrame Gowda, Deputy Superintendent of Police, CID Forest Cell, added that ivory is sold at `1 lakh per kg and with each tusk varying from 8-12 kg, it is worth `8-12 lakh. The demand for ivory is huge in southern parts of Karnataka for making ......
15 April 2017 Hits: 8
Cultural history or cruel complicity? Why ivory antiques are so controversial - CNN
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Cultural history or cruel complicity? Why ivory antiques are so controversialCNNYet in the past half century, global demand for ivory has fueled the poaching of elephants in Africa and Asia to the point where the creatures are close to extinct. Almost 150,000 elephants have been poached in under a decade for their tusks, according ......
12 April 2017 Hits: 8
Environment China Just Took a Major Step Toward Ending Ivory Trade - TheInertia.com
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Environment China Just Took a Major Step Toward Ending Ivory TradeTheInertia.comElephant ivory trafficking has reached a crisis point. 2016's Great Elephant Census reported that 144,000 elephants were lost to poaching over the last decade. And while the international trade in ivory has been illegal since 1990, the U.S. and...
11 April 2017 Hits: 9
Risky business: On the trail of poachers in Zimbabwe - Deutsche Welle
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Risky business: On the trail of poachers in ZimbabweDeutsche WelleThe foundation has been running the anti-poaching unit since 2009. These are all vital skills for saving the area's elephants - which are being targeted for their ivory. Aerial surveys carried out between 2007 and 2014 across sub-Saharan Africa as part ......
11 April 2017 Hits: 8