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IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far
IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so farArticle

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021

New report confirms African elephants under continued threat of poaching
New report confirms African elephants under continued threat of poachingArticle

According to an updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty, poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of the African elephant...

13 May 2019

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in BotswanaArticle

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey...

Ross Harvey 4 Mar 2019

Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poaching
Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poachingArticle

Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane has shared the department's results following the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros Approach...

14 Feb 2019

Call for comment on draft amendments for the management of elephants
Call for comment on draft amendments for the management of elephantsArticle

Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom has published draft amendments to the norms and standards for the management of elephants in South Africa...

5 Nov 2018

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Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephantsArticle

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants
#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephantsArticle

Around 96 African elephants are poached for their ivory every day, that's one elephant every 15 minutes...

Sindy Peters 30 Aug 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think soArticle

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate
How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debateArticle

Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia...

Katarzyna Nowak, Benezeth Mutayoba, Phyllis Lee, R 23 May 2018

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Local links across Africa provide key clues to fighting the illegal ivory tradeArticle

The population of African elephants is estimated to have declined by 111,000 over the past ten years...

Kristof Titeca 4 May 2018

How to overcome fierce debates about banning all trade in ivory
How to overcome fierce debates about banning all trade in ivoryArticle

Countries with wild elephant populations disagree vehemently on a central policy issue: should we ban all trade in ivory or not...

Duan Biggs, Carly Cook, Kent Redford and Matthew H 26 Apr 2018

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SA agencies take top spots in MMA EMEA Smarties Business Impact IndexArticle

Four South African digital agencies - Digitas Liquorice, Yonder Media, Gloo@Ogilvy and Gorilla - have taken the top four spots in the inaugural MMA EMEA Smarties Business Impact Index (BII)...

16 Apr 2018

Antique ivory – defined as pre-1947 worked ivory – is an exception and can be traded in the UK and EU. Flickr/James Picht
Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory banArticle

Calls from conservation groups for a strong line and a near total ban on the sale of ivory were strengthened last week when 32 African nations...

Caroline Cox 26 Mar 2018

Arrival of elephants marks start of marula harvest season in Limpopo
Arrival of elephants marks start of marula harvest season in LimpopoArticle

Hundreds of elephants descend on the marula trees of the Valley of Olifants in the Lowveld of Limpopo to signal local villagers that the time to harvest the ripened fruit, used for their biggest global export, Amarula liqueur, has arrived...

8 Mar 2018

Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress
Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progressArticle

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2017 was lower than 2016's, according to South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa...

Keith Somerville 12 Feb 2018

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Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in KenyaArticle

A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said on Monday, 5 February...

6 Feb 2018

Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism
Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourismArticle

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, drawn to it by its driving ethos of promoting conservation through sustainable tourism in East Africa...

15 Nov 2017

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Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: studyArticle

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published on Thursday, 7 September...

8 Sep 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Feeling good about conservation... but peeved about Vodacom's mean data “apology”Article

While all our attention has been focused on the campaign to save rhinos from poaching, another massacre has been unfolding, almost un-noticed... that of Africa's elephants, which are being shot out for their ivory...

Brendan Seery 29 Aug 2017

New campaign from FCB for Amarula Trust urges ‘Don't Let Them Disappear'
New campaign from FCB for Amarula Trust urges ‘Don't Let Them Disappear'Article

A new campaign from FCB Cape Town for the Amarula Trust aims to decrease demand for elephant ivory through education...

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Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats
Slight decrease in rhino poaching statsArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year...

25 Jul 2017

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF
Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWFArticle

Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned on Tuesday, 18 April...

18 Apr 2017

Over 600 poachers, traffickers arrested
Over 600 poachers, traffickers arrestedArticle

The number of poachers and traffickers arrested for rhino-related poaching offences in South Africa has doubled...

28 Feb 2017

Amarula launches online campaign against elephant poaching
Amarula launches online campaign against elephant poachingArticle

Amarula has partnered with Wildlife Direct, based in Kenya, to create awareness around conservation of the African elephant, as experts predict extinction of the species by 2030...

9 Nov 2016

Conservation trumps commerce at CITES CoP17 - IFAW
Conservation trumps commerce at CITES CoP17 - IFAWArticle

The world's biggest wildlife trade conference, CITES CoP17, wrapped up in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 4 October, with many significant votes in favour of more stringent conservation...

5 Oct 2016

Eugene Lapointe, president of the International Wildlife Management Consortium (IWMC) World Conservation Trust
#CITES: Time to re-establish balance between human, wildlife rightsArticle

The fact that CITES' 12-day global gathering is being held in the Southern African region is the best opportunity yet for the wider conservation community to free itself from the eco-colonialism that has taken hold of it...

Eugene Lapointe 15 Sep 2016

Minister releases rhino poaching figures
Minister releases rhino poaching figuresArticle

Rhino poaching is on the decline in the Kruger National Park - the area hardest hit by the crime - says Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa...

12 Sep 2016

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Elephants in Tanzania reserve could be wiped out by 2022Article

Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, the World Wildlife Fund warned Wednesday, 1 June...

2 Jun 2016

Hong Kong ivory trade 'major threat' to elephant survival: report
Hong Kong ivory trade 'major threat' to elephant survival: reportArticle

Hong Kong's booming ivory market is helping push elephants towards extinction, conservationists said on Thursday, 16 July 2015, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city...

17 Jul 2015

Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in five years: survey
Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in five years: surveyArticle

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society said on Tuesday, 26 May...

27 May 2015

ERM creates anti-elephant poaching app
ERM creates anti-elephant poaching appArticle

Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global sustainability consultancy, has designed a bespoke smartphone app for easy use, to assist low-literate and non-literate village scouts to record elephant movement and poaching activities in Tanzania...

3 Dec 2014

KNP reports first poached elephant in ten years
KNP reports first poached elephant in ten yearsArticle

The first elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in more than ten years has been confirmed by the South African National Parks (SANParks).

22 May 2014

OSCAP will oppose legalisation of rhino horn trade
OSCAP will oppose legalisation of rhino horn tradeArticle

Delegates who attended the Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP) conference on rhino horn trade, agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.

14 Apr 2014

OSCAP invites supporters of rhino horn trade
OSCAP invites supporters of rhino horn tradeArticle

The Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP), organisers of a key conference about rhino conservation and the merits or otherwise of introducing a legal trade in rhino horn, claim that advocates of trade are threatening to boycott the conference because their point of view will not be represented. The conference is scheduled for 8-9 April 2014.

18 Mar 2014

Latest conflict resource: poachers on the prowl for ivory
Latest conflict resource: poachers on the prowl for ivoryArticle

An average of about 45 elephants per day were illegally killed in 2011 in every two of five protected sites holding elephant populations in Africa, thanks to the growing illegal trade in ivory.

Pavithra Rao 13 Jan 2014

The push for legalisation of rhino horn trade
The push for legalisation of rhino horn tradeArticle

PRETORIA: South Africa is pushing hard for the legalisation of trade in rhino horn. And understandably so. With more than 20 tonnes of stockpiled horn, the country stands to make a fortune if the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ban is lifted.

Sharon van Wyk 7 Jan 2014

Group says 20% of elephants will die in 10 years
Group says 20% of elephants will die in 10 yearsArticle

GABORONE: Africa could lose 20% of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned.

4 Dec 2013

Kenya Airways launches wildlife conservation fundraising campaign
Kenya Airways launches wildlife conservation fundraising campaignArticle

Kenya Airways has embarked on a new initiative that targets raising over R8.5 million annually for wildlife conservation in Kenya, in partnership with the Born Free Foundation.

4 Nov 2013

1,120 ivory tusks seized in Hong Kong
1,120 ivory tusks seized in Hong KongArticle

This week's seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January.

8 Aug 2013

Mozambique to increase measures to tackle wildlife crime
Mozambique to increase measures to tackle wildlife crimeArticle

In response to increasing pressure from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), South Africa and the global conservation community, Mozambican government officials have pledged their commitment to escalate measures to combat wildlife crime, especially rhino and elephant poaching.

30 Jul 2013

SA and Mozambique cooperate to combat rhino poaching
SA and Mozambique cooperate to combat rhino poachingArticle

On 14 June 2013, South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa and Mozambique Minister of Tourism, Carvalho Muaria held discussions in Maputo regarding constructive actions that can be taken by the two countries to fight the rhino poaching epidemic.

19 Jun 2013

SA and China sign conservation MoUArticle

The fight against rhino poaching was given a further shot in the arm with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Africa and the People's Republic of China on co-operation in the fields of wetland and desert ecosystems and wildlife conservation.

3 Apr 2013

Intense rhino debate under wayArticle

An intense debate is under way about whether the ban on rhino horn trade should be lifted as a way of tackling poaching, The Daily News says. A number of organisations and individuals say the ban, imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in 1976, is not working and is at least partly, if not mostly, responsible for the rocketing poaching figures.

1 Feb 2012

Idols star has a heart for animals
Idols star has a heart for animalsArticle

Jason Hartman, 2009 Idols winner, will be the celebrity face of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), the non-profit organisation that aims at combating poaching on a global level through recruiting, training, equipping and deploying rangers to protect our wildlife. Whereas there is a frontline in place with highly skilled and trained rangers to meet poaching head-on, Hartman's involvement will be at community level.

13 Oct 2011

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