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

Elephant 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 »

EU pushes for further tightening of wildlife trade rules at global summit on wildlife conservation - EU News

On 24th September, representatives of 182 countries and the EU will gather at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa to agree tangible measures to better ...and more »

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

The 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. Key points: Illegal wildlife trade worth $26b ...and more »

Elephants are in danger. Our research could help save them. - Washington Post

Editor's note: On Friday, President Trump tweeted: “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts.” This Monkey Cage post from 2016 looks at the politics of elephant conservation efforts, and why demand for ...and more »

Elephants and the ivory trade: The crisis in Africa - BBC News

The world's elephants are currently in crisis. Tens of thousands are being killed every year for their ivory tusks, which are illegally bought and sold by criminals around the world. Leaders from across the world have met in Johannesburg in South ...and more »

The ban on ivory sales has been an abject failure. A rethink is needed - The Conversation AU

Marshall Murphree does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate - Environment News Service

JOHANNESBURG, 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 Burkina ...and more »

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

Africa'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 »

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

Thousands 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 »

Conservationists and MPs call for a total UK ban on ivory sales - The Guardian

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes on average due to the poaching crisis. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters. Illegal wildlife trade. Conservationists and MPs call for a total UK ban on ivory sales. Group including William Hague, Jane Goodall and ...and more »