Stories

Stories

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  • Investigating Illegal Ivory Trade in a Laotian Jungle Outpost
    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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  • Notorious elephant poacher arrested in Democratic Republic of Congo
    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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  • Important Step Taken for Hong Kong Ivory Ban
    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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  • Protecting an elephant outpost
    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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  • The Downfall of a Notorious Smuggling Family
    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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