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Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade

Surrounded by sculptures carved from the white tusks of African elephants—which are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands—Beijing saleswoman Chen Yu says the ivory trade is thriving.

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers

Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022.

dateSep 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Kenyan officials seize 1.5 tonnes of hidden ivory

Officials in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa seized almost one and a half tonnes of ivory hacked out of poached elephants, they said Wednesday, the latest in a series of seizures by Kenyan authorities.

dateJul 03, 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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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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New weapon to thwart '€˜bushmeat' trade

A DNA method able of identifying exact species of primate 'bushmeat' that has been cooked for sale has been developed in a bid to cut illegal trading and better identify and protect those species most at ...

dateAug 15, 2013 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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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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Rescuing backyard tigers

Significantly more tigers are in U.S captivity than are left in the wild. In fact, as many as 10,000 tigers, lions and other endangered big cats are privately owned in the United States, according to the ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Ecology
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