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  • Snapshot From Garamba January 25, 2018

    On May 3, 2017 rangers heard high velocity gunshots in Garamba National Park, a 1,900 square mile UNESCO World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their fears were quickly confirmed by an aerial patrol: nine fresh elephant carcasses were lying...

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  • Notorious elephant poacher arrested in Democratic Republic of Congo January 25, 2018

    Rombeau Lunda Ngandu, a member of the Royal Family of the Kinkonja Chiefdom and notorious elephant poacher responsible for killing countless elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province, has been arrested and sent to a military court for trial.

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  • Protecting an elephant outpost January 25, 2018

    In a small, hilly forest on the western edge of the African continent, the last elephants in the Republic of Guinea cling to survival. With only 200 remaining, the Ziama forest that lies on the border with Liberia provides them with a final refuge in an increasingly human dominated...

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  • Important Step Taken for Hong Kong Ivory Ban January 25, 2018

    A huge boon has been granted in the world’s efforts to save elephant populations as Hong Kong vowed to phase out all ivory sales. A study commissioned by the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF) found that Hong Kong...

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  • The Downfall of a Notorious Smuggling Family January 25, 2018

    They must have felt untouchable. For two years, two brothers from the notorious Akasha crime family from Mombasa, Kenya, had bribed and threatened their way around the drug-smuggling charges against them. Those same tactics enabled them to impede...

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