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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Investigating Illegal Ivory Trade in a Laotian Jungle Outpost January 25, 2018

    Two of the world’s leading experts on ivory and rhino horn trade recently infiltrated the seedy world of an opulent gambling mecca in the middle of the Laotian jungle, called Kings Romans [sic], and were stunned by what they found. Acting on reports from their sources...

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