Stories

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  • Sudanese Militias Moonlight as Poachers in the Central African Republic October 10, 2018

    Less than 100 elephants remain in the Chinko Protected Area of the Central Africa Republic (CAR). Thanks to effective protection by African Parks and additional support from the Elephant Crisis Fund towards anti-poaching efforts, there is a chance the last elephants of south-east CAR might survive. However a recent unsettling discovery that Sudanese militias could be working as poachers in the area is cause for concern and action is urgently needed.

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  • The Battle to Protect an Elusive Population of Forest Elephants in the Congo September 11, 2018

    In Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo, managed by conservation group African Parks in partnership with the Congolese Government, one group of dedicated eco-guards is helping turn the park’s fortunes around despite facing very tough odds.

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  • Loewe Launches Limited Edition Bags With Knot On My Planet To Save Elephants July 16, 2018

    LOEWE and Knot On My Planet joins forces today to launch a limited edition collection of their iconic Elephant Mini Bag in tan, in support of the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF)—a joint initiative between Save The Elephants (STE) and WCN, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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  • Who Will Save the Elephants? June 21, 2018

    On June 20, the AP reported that nearly 100 countries had taken part in an Interpol-led “globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade” called Operation Thunderstorm, in which they recovered contraband that included 43 tons of meat (including elephant) and 1.3 tons of ivory.

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  • Remembering Esmond Bradley Martin February 20, 2018

    With his blaze of white hair, gentlemanly manner and love of brightly coloured suits and silk handkerchiefs, Esmond Bradley Martin was distinguished in more ways than simply by his status as one of the world’s top ivory investigators.

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  • Hong Kong Moves to Ban All Ivory Sales, Closing a Loophole February 20, 2018

    Hong Kong’s legislature voted on Wednesday to ban all ivory sales by 2021, closing what activists called a major loophole in the global effort to end the trade and protect elephants from poaching.

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