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Gabon burns five tonnes of ivory

Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday set fire to five tonnes of ivory worth millions of euros to mark his government's commitment to battling poachers and saving elephants.

dateJun 27, 2012 in Ecology
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New tool to battle illegal trade in animals

Though the illegal trade in rare or endangered plants and animals is estimated to be worth billions of dollar, efforts to combat such wildlife crime are spotty at best. In many nations where the trade is most lucrative, there is ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Ecology
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Africa's last rhinos threatened by poaching

Decades of conservation efforts to save rhinos are coming undone, as surging demand for their horns in Asian traditional medicine has spawned a vast criminal trade powered by poaching.

dateMay 07, 2012 in Ecology
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Hong Kong to return rare Philippine turtles

Thirty-six live turtles seized from a smuggler, including 20 of one of the world's rarest species, are to be returned from Hong Kong to the Philippines, officials said on Wednesday.

dateApr 25, 2012 in Ecology
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Illegal orangutan trader prosecuted

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) announced today Sumatra's first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Ecology
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New taste for Thai elephant meat

(AP) -- A new taste for eating elephant meat - everything from trunks to sex organs - has emerged in Thailand and could pose a new threat to the survival of the species.

dateJan 27, 2012 in Other
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Hong Kong seizes record haul of rhino horns

Hong Kong Customs officers have seized a record haul of 33 rhino horns along with ivory chopsticks and bracelets hidden inside a container shipped from South Africa, officials said on Tuesday.

dateNov 15, 2011 in Ecology
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Interpol campaign to protect threatened tiger

Interpol on Wednesday launched a new campaign to coordinate the global fight against tiger poaching, warning that failure to protect the endangered cats would have economic and social repercussions.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Ecology
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Rhino poached to extinction in Vietnam: WWF

A critically endangered species of rhino has been poached to extinction in Vietnam, wildlife groups said Tuesday after the country's last Javan rhino was found dead with its horn hacked off.

dateOct 25, 2011 in Ecology
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Malaysia seizes nearly 700 elephant tusks

Malaysian authorities have seized nearly 700 elephant tusks bound for China, an official said, the latest in a series of hauls indicating Malaysia had become a key ivory transit hub.

dateSep 06, 2011 in Ecology
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