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Hong Kong begins destroying huge ivory haul

Hong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers in the world's largest such operation, a major step in the fight against the illegal trade in elephant tusks.

dateMay 15, 2014 in Ecology
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Poachers slay six elephants in Kenya

Poachers have slain six elephants including four calves in a private reserve in Kenya, wildlife officials said Saturday, as the country battles an upsurge in the illegal slaughter of elephants and rhinos.

dateApr 26, 2014 in Ecology
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Kenya insists fight against poachers not lost

Kenya insisted Tuesday that it has not lost the battle against poaching, resisting calls from wildlife activists for the ongoing slaughter of elephants and rhinos to be declared a national disaster.

dateMar 25, 2014 in Ecology
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Counting the cost of East Africa's poaching economy

Organised crime gangs in East Africa are generating staggering profits smuggling ivory and rhino horn with impunity, experts say, threatening both an irreplaceable wildlife heritage and key tourism industries.

dateMar 23, 2014 in Ecology
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Kenya rhino-poaching doubled last year

Armed poachers slaughtered double the number of Kenyan rhinos in 2013 compared to the year before amid a surge in wildlife killings, government officials said Thursday.

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Ecology
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US bans commercial ivory trade

The United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Ecology
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China crushes six tonnes of ivory

China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tonnes on Monday, in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.

dateJan 06, 2014 in Ecology
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