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Collaboration is key from elephant conservation to global health - Devex;

Collaboration is key from elephant conservation to global health - Devex

DevexCollaboration is key from elephant conservation to global healthDevexTony Banbury, the chief philanthropy officer of Vulcan, Inc., talks to Devex about the importance of collaboration from pandemic response to elephant conservation. via Devex YouTube. This week conservationists, policymakers and business representatives ...and more »

US Pushes for More Elephant, Rhino Protection Home and Abroad - Voice of America;

US Pushes for More Elephant, Rhino Protection Home and Abroad - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaUS Pushes for More Elephant, Rhino Protection Home and AbroadVoice of AmericaThe new front in the fight to protect Africa's imperiled elephants doesn't begin in the wide savannahs of Kenya, or the scrubby brushland of South Africa. It begins, says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, with Americans' wallets. “The ...and more »

Ivory trade drives elephants to the brink of extinction - Financial Times;

Ivory trade drives elephants to the brink of extinction - Financial Times

Financial TimesIvory trade drives elephants to the brink of extinctionFinancial TimesOn the fringes of Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, farmers drum loudly throughout the night to scare off their most destructive enemy: the elephant. In the nearby Bwindi rainforest, small surviving herds of savannah elephants, cut off ...and more »

Burning Down the Ivory Trade - Foreign Affairs (subscription);

Burning Down the Ivory Trade - Foreign Affairs (subscription)

Foreign Affairs (subscription)Burning Down the Ivory TradeForeign Affairs (subscription)In April, Kenya set ablaze the world's largest stockpile of ivory. The 105 tons of rhino horns and elephant tusks burned in Nairobi Wildlife Park for several days, filled the sky with soot and ash, and sent a stark message to poachers and traders the ...and more »

British ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutiny - antiquestradegazette.com;

British ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutiny - antiquestradegazette.com

antiquestradegazette.comBritish ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutinyantiquestradegazette.comWildlife campaigners are calling for a crackdown on ivory exports from the UK after a report revealed trade doubled to Hong Kong last year. Picture of Laura Chesters. Laura Chesters; 28 Sep 2016. Ivory antique. Exports of antique ivory to Hong Kong ...and more »

African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference - Deutsche Welle;

African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleAfrican elephants, rhinos central at CITES conferenceDeutsche WelleFor many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna. Elefanten mit Stoßzähnen ...and more »

Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate - Environment News Service;

Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate - Environment News Service

Environment News ServiceLegal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated DebateEnvironment News ServiceJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 27, 2016 (ENS) – Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe's proposal for approval of future legal trade in ivory was rejected by the majority of governments at the CITES conference, led by outspoken opponents ...and more »

Amazing elephant made from painted people - CBBC Newsround;

Amazing elephant made from painted people - CBBC Newsround

CBBC NewsroundAmazing elephant made from painted peopleCBBC NewsroundIf you squint or look from far away it looks like a painting of an elephant - but it is actually made from of three people. Artist Johannes Stoetter has revealed his latest work in Johannesburg, South Africa at a meeting called Cites, where ...and more »

Elephants: ten years left, and counting ... - The Ecologist (blog);

Elephants: ten years left, and counting ... - The Ecologist (blog)

The Ecologist (blog)Elephants: ten years left, and counting ...The Ecologist (blog)Poaching of elephants and rhinos for their ivory tusks and horn is fast pushing these beautiful animals to extinction, writes Anneka Svenska. Decisive action is needed at the 17th CITES congress in South Africa to ban all international trade in these ...and more »

Ivory ban may be lifted despite plunge in elephant numbers - The New Indian Express;

Ivory ban may be lifted despite plunge in elephant numbers - The New Indian Express

The New Indian ExpressIvory ban may be lifted despite plunge in elephant numbersThe New Indian ExpressA Zimbabwe National Parks official is seen inspecting the country's ivory stockpile at the Zimbabwe National Parks Headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe. Africa(File Photo|AP). THE number of elephants in Africa has dropped by 111,000 in 10 years to just ...and more »

African elephant numbers plummet during 'worst decline in 25 years' - The Guardian;

African elephant numbers plummet during 'worst decline in 25 years' - The Guardian

The GuardianAfrican elephant numbers plummet during 'worst decline in 25 years'The GuardianElephant losses have been attributed to poaching, but African nations are at odds over how best to protect the animals. Photograph: PR. Wildlife. African elephant numbers plummet during 'worst decline in 25 years'. African elephant population has ...and more »

A surge in ivory poaching has killed off 20% of African elephants - Business Insider;

A surge in ivory poaching has killed off 20% of African elephants - Business Insider

Business InsiderA surge in ivory poaching has killed off 20% of African elephantsBusiness InsiderAfrica's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday. Switzerland-based IUCN is regarded as the most ...and more »

African elephant population tumbles but some countries want to lift the ivory ban - The Sydney Morning Herald

African elephant population tumbles but some countries want to lift the ivory banThe Sydney Morning HeraldJohannesburg: The number of elephants in Africa has dropped by 111,000 in 10 years to just 415,000 today. The 20 per cent drop between 2006 and 2015 is because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said ...and more »

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years' - Phys.Org;

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years' - Phys.Org

Phys.OrgAfrican elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'Phys.OrgAfrica's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching. Based on 275 estimates from across the continent, a report by the ...and more »

Huge fall in African elephant population as poaching crisis continues - WWF International;

Huge fall in African elephant population as poaching crisis continues - WWF International

WWF InternationalHuge fall in African elephant population as poaching crisis continuesWWF InternationalAfrica's elephant population has crashed by an estimated 111,000 in the past decade primarily due to poaching, according to the IUCN's African Elephant Status Report. Released at the world's largest wildlife trade conference, the authoritative report ...and more »

Surge in African elephant killings for ivory leads to huge drop in numbers - The Independent;

Surge in African elephant killings for ivory leads to huge drop in numbers - The Independent

The IndependentSurge in African elephant killings for ivory leads to huge drop in numbersThe IndependentA surge in killing African elephants for ivory has led to the “majestic” animal's numbers falling by more than 100,000 in a decade, conservationists have warned. The rise in poaching over the past decade is the worst Africa has experienced since the ...and more »

Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short - The Denver Post;

Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short - The Denver Post

The Denver PostGlobal efforts against ivory traffickers still falling shortThe Denver PostAn activist marches to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in Sandton, Johannesburg, Sept 24, 2016. JOHANNESBURG — Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year ...and more »

African countries lash out at Western charities at international wildlife conservation meeting - ABC Online;

African countries lash out at Western charities at international wildlife conservation meeting - ABC Online

ABC OnlineAfrican countries lash out at Western charities at international wildlife conservation meetingABC OnlineThe world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade has begun in Johannesburg, but African countries lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect their elephants.and more »

Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting - BBC News;

Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting - BBC News

BBC NewsDeep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meetingBBC NewsThe world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid concern and division over the survival of elephants. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) will address proposals impacting more than ...and more »

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species - Phys.Org;

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species - Phys.Org

Phys.OrgWildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered speciesPhys.OrgThousands of conservationists and government officials open talks in Johannesburg on Saturday to thrash out regulating international trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered wild animals and plants. The booming illegal trade of ...and more »