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Ban on ivory imports into the USA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the intention to stop all commercial trade in African elephant tusks and rhino horn, starting with a suspension on the importation into USA of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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Court of appeal halts release of blood ivory

Justice Kenneth Kakuru came to the rescue of the reputation of Uganda’s judiciary when he halted the release of blood ivory confiscated last year.

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Ugandan court to release smuggled ivory

A Ugandan court has ordered the release of 2.9 tonnes of ivory destined for sale in China and the UAE

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9 common myths from pro-rhino horn trade advocates

Let’s take a look at the nine most common myths perpetuated by rhino horn trade advocates.

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Chad sets fire to ivory stockpile

The President of the Republic of Chad, his excellency Idriss Déby Itno, lit the fire destroying his country’s 1.1 ton stockpile of ivory.

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Beware of the bureaucratic failings of legalised trade

Martina Polley interviews Mary Rice, the Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency, about elephants and the ivory trade.

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Chad commits to destroying ivory stockpile

The president of the Republic of Chad has announced the imminent destruction of his country’s ivory stockpile, amongst a range of elephant protection measures to be implemented as Chad takes the lead in the fight to protect central Africa’s savannah elephants.

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Four African nations spurn ivory sales

The leaders of four African nations have pledged to honour a 10-year moratorium on sales of ivory.

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Can Jackie Chan combat rhino poaching?

In an effort to combat the illegal trade in rhino horn a communication campaign aimed at Chinese and Vietnamese audiences was launched today featuring popular Chinese film star and martial artist Jackie Chan.

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With a New Year in China comes a new campaign

The Chinese New Year saw the launch of a widespread public awareness campaign, urging people not to buy ivory as gifts and return peace to elephants.

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