Friday, March 22, 2019

Suspense and Adventure Novelist writes a novel on illegal wildlife poaching

Ridley Pearson, a St. Louis-based author has written over 50 suspense and adventure novels but his latest, “White Bone,” is tackling an issue that...

UK to fund Uganda in fighting illegal wildlife trade

Uganda will receive £1,500,000 (Shs 7bn) funding from the UK government which will go towards combating illegal trade in wildlife. The announcement was made...

France bans ivory trade

The French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal signed a decree banning the trade in ivory and rhino horn in France and all overseas French territories....

UK-run training course to improve detection of illegal trafficking networks

British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Alison Blackburne, paid a visit to a UK-led training course in Kampala, for intelligence and prosecution officers from...

Wholesale Ivory Prices in China Down as Ban on Trade Approaches – report

image courtesy: Nat Geo The wholesale price of raw ivory in China has fallen by almost two-thirds in the past three years, a new...

Diplomats using immunity to engage in illegal wildlife trafficking

A recent investigative publication has revealed that accredited diplomats from Far East countries such as North Korea are continually getting involved in the trafficking...

China to close down its Ivory Market in 2017

Conservationists have welcomed a move by China to Phase out all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017. The move is...

AWF Hails Near Total Ban on Elephant Ivory in United States

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has welcomed the revision of a United States government rule on the elephant that will make it more difficult...

Killing in the name of conservation

An American research team tracked down a rare bird, took the first ever photograph of it, and shortly killed it thereafter last month. Chris...

Vietnam to destroy Elephant tusks and Rhino horns seized from illegal traders

The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sought government approval for a plan to destroy elephant tusks and rhino horns seized from...

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Chinese Woman Jailed in Tanzania for Ivory Trafficking

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