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International ban on polar bear trade rejected

A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.

dateMar 07, 2013 in Ecology
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African elephants face 'alarming declines'

African elephants face the worst crisis since global trade in ivory was banned almost a quarter-century ago, with the risk of extinction rising in worst-hit nations, conservationists said Wednesday.

dateMar 06, 2013 in Ecology
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South Africa mulls legal rhino horn trade

South Africa is exploring the legal trade of rhino horn to counter a poaching bloodbath that has surged despite tighter security controls, the environment minister said Thursday.

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Treat illegal wildlife trade as serious crime: CITES

Illegal trade in wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn must be treated as a serious crime in order to end the devastating poaching of protected species, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES said Thursday.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Ecology
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